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There are only 2 active cases of coronavirus on Prince Edward Island

For the fifth day in a row, Prince Edward Island has identified no new cases of the novel coronavirus.

Speaking at a press briefing Monday, chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison said there are now only two active cases of COVID-19 on the island as 23 of its 25 cases have now recovered.

“I think this is really reinforcing that what we are doing is making a difference, but we need to keep going,” Morrison said. “This really reinforces to me that islanders need to stick together while we stay apart.”

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Morrison said 175 negative tests were received over the weekend, with over 1,900 total tests being completed.

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There has not been a new positive case of COVID-19 on Prince Edward Island since Wednesday. All 25 cases are connected to travel.

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“If we are following public health measures … it will make a difference,” said Morrison. “We are already seeing that difference that it can make here in this country and in this province, so let’s keep doing that.”

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Morrison said though the majority of islanders are taking restriction measures from public health seriously, some still are not.

Of the over 200 COVID-19-related calls public health has received, Morrison said over 100 resulted in verbal or written warnings, with four people being charged.

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