Prince Edward Island reports new daily high of 40 COVID-19 cases

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Prince Edward Island is reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19 today, a record daily high for the province.

Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison said today in a news release that all of the cases are still under investigation.

There are 198 active infections on the Island, and officials say there have been 621 cases since the pandemic began.

Officials say COVID-19 testing will be limited to people with symptoms of the disease or to those who have been identified by public health as close contacts of people who have tested positive.

Testing will also be conducted to confirm results of rapid tests.

Officials say people with positive results will be notified directly within four hours of taking a test.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 24, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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