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All staff, residents test negative for coronavirus at P.E.I seniors’ home

1 new coronavirus case identified in Nova Scotia, total active cases at 4
WATCH ABOVE: 1 new coronavirus case identified in Nova Scotia, total active cases at 4

Prince Edward Island says residents and staff at a seniors’ residence in Charlottetown have all tested negative for COVID-19.

The province’s chief public health officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, says COVID testing at Whisperwood Villa was completed Friday.

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Morrison says 129 residents and 140 staff members, as well as anyone who visited the centre on June 30, were tested twice in a one-week period and their results came back negative both times.

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A woman in her 20s who worked at the seniors’ home tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month.

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The woman is part of a cluster of COVID-19 cases that public health officials said were linked to travel outside the province.

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The government says the risk of COVID-19 transmission remains low in P.E.I., which has reported 33 confirmed cases since the pandemic began.