P.E.I. reports its 1st case of COVID-19 in a week

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Prince Edward Island's latest COVID-19 case was detected during routine testing after travel outside the Atlantic region.  (Alberta Health Services - image credit)
Prince Edward Island's latest COVID-19 case was detected during routine testing after travel outside the Atlantic region. (Alberta Health Services - image credit)

Prince Edward Island has one new case of COVID-19, bringing the active case count to two, the Chief Public Health Office said Tuesday.

The province has had 208 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March 2020, with two hospitalizations and no deaths. The case reported Tuesday was the first case to be confirmed since June 29.

The latest case involved a person in their 60s who recently travelled outside of Atlantic Canada.

The news release did not specify whether the person was a Prince Edward Island resident or someone who had travelled here from a home elsewhere.

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"The individual tested positive as part of routine testing," Dr. Heather Morrison's office said in the news release.

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