Prince Edward Island reports 156 new COVID-19 cases over the holidays

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CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is reporting 156 new cases of COVID-19 over the holiday break.

Chief medical officer Dr. Heather Morrison says health officials confirmed 52 cases on Friday, five cases on Saturday and 99 cases on Sunday.

The newest cases are all under investigation and contact tracing is underway.

Officials reported 43 new recoveries Monday, bringing the active infection count to 309.

Officials say public exposure and flight exposure notifications will be paused due to widespread community transmission of the disease.

Island residents are now urged to assume all public spaces are potential exposure sites.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 27, 2021.

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