Three new COVID-19 cases reported on P.E.I. Friday

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All three cases are travel related (Andreea Alexandru/The Associated Press - image credit)
All three cases are travel related (Andreea Alexandru/The Associated Press - image credit)

Prince Edward Island's Chief Public Health Officer announced three new COVID-19 cases Friday.

One person is in their 30s, another is between 12 and 19, and the third is under 12. All three had recently travelled outside of P.E.I.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said there are no links to schools or early learning centres.

"The three individuals tested negative initially, but on a subsequent test tested positive. Contact tracing is underway, and the individuals are self-isolating," Morrison said in a written release late Friday afternoon.

P.E.I. currently has seven active COVID-19 cases, and has had 312 cases since the pandemic began.

COVID-19 cases on P.E.I.

Islanders are urged to get tested if they experience any symptoms of COVID-19, even after a previous negative test, and to self-isolate until the results come back.

Everyone encouraged follow routine prevention:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water

  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue

  • Get vaccinated

  • Wear a non-medical mask in indoor places

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well

  • Limit touching your eyes, nose and mouth

  • Keep your circle of contacts small

  • Physical distance - stay two meters (6 feet) apart

  • Don't share items like drinking glasses and water bottles

  • Frequently clean surfaces like taps, doorknobs and countertops

  • Visit a drop-in-clinic to be tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms

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