Prince Edward Island reports 1 new travel-related case of COVID-19

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CHARLOTTETOWN – Prince Edward Island is reporting one new case of COVID-19.

Health officials said Wednesday the new case involves a woman in her 20s who arrived to the Island on Sept. 20 from outside the country.

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The province says the woman came to P.E.I. for work unrelated to the health-care sector and has been isolating since her arrival.

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Officials are asking anyone on flights AC128 from Vancouver to Toronto and AC7460 from Toronto to Charlottetown to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19.

Officials say there is no evidence of community spread and that the risk of transmission in the province remains low.

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P.E.I. has reported a total of 58 COVID-19 infections, all of which were travel-related.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 23, 2020.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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