Prince Edward Island reports 10 new COVID-19 cases as officials warn of quick spread

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CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island's top medical officer says the province is seeing transmission of the novel coronavirus quickly and with minimal contact between people.

Health officials reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 late Thursday.

Officials say four of the new cases are linked to travel outside the Island, while the other six are under investigation.

There are currently 49 active cases of the disease in P.E.I.

Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison is urging residents to follow public health rules, including physical distancing and wearing three-layer masks in indoor public spaces and outdoors when distancing can’t be maintained.

The new infections bring the province’s total case count to 444 since the pandemic began.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 17, 2021.

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