Prince Edward Island reports three new cases of COVID-19, has nine active cases

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CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island's chief public health officer is reporting three new COVID-19 cases today.

In a news release, Dr. Heather Morrison says the new cases involve two people in their 60s and another person in their 70s.

One of the people recently travelled outside of Atlantic Canada while the other cases are under investigation.

Officials also say anyone who flew on Air Canada Flight 8332 from Toronto to Charlottetown on Sept. 26 is advised to monitor closely for COVID-19 and to visit a drop-in testing site if symptoms develop.

The Island currently has nine active cases of novel coronavirus and has had 299 cases since the pandemic began.

As of last Saturday, 93.6 per cent of people 12 and over had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 86.2 per cent of those eligible for a shot are fully vaccinated.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 30, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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