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International traveller identified as latest COVID-19 case on Prince Edward Island

CHARLOTTETOWN — Public health officials on Prince Edward Island are reporting one new case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to three. Chief Public Health Officer, Dr.

CHARLOTTETOWN — Public health officials on Prince Edward Island are reporting one new case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to three.

Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, said today the latest case involves a male in his late teens who travelled to P.E.I. from outside Canada.

She says he arrived on Prince Edward Island Aug. 29 and developed COVID-19 symptoms while in isolation.

Meanwhile, travel information is now known for the two positive cases of COVID-19 reported Thursday.

Both men travelled from Vancouver to Charlottetown on Air Canada flights 128 and 8358 on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24, respectively. Morrison says all passengers who were on those flights should monitor for symptoms.

Prince Edward Island has had a total of 47 positive cases of COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 4, 2020.

The Canadian Press




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