Prince Edward Island reports two new COVID-19 cases, now has 11 active cases

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CHARLOTTETOWN – Prince Edward Island is reporting two new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 11.

The province’s chief public health officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, said Wednesday that one case involves a woman in her 30s who is an essential worker not employed in the health-care field, while the other involves a man in his 20s.

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Morrison says both people had travelled internationally and have been in self-isolation since arriving in the province and have completed routine testing.

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She said all 11 of the Island’s active cases continue to do well and remain in self-isolation while contact tracing is being completed.

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At this point, health officials say there is no evidence of community spread and the risk of transmission in the province remains low.

P.E.I. has had a total of 55 positive cases of COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic – all have been travel-related.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 9, 2020.

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