Prince Edward Island reporting one new COVID-19 case

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CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island reported one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Heather Morrison said the latest case involved a man in his 30s who had travelled outside Atlantic Canada.

She said there were eight active cases on the Island and that no one was in hospital with the disease.

Morrison said the province has reported 103 infections since the start of the pandemic.

Premier Dennis King said Tuesday the low numbers on the Island are a flicker of hope when other jurisdictions have not been so fortunate.

King said if the province can continue on the same trajectory, the government should soon be able to ease restrictions on the size of public gatherings.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 12, 2021.

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