Prince Edward Island reported 2 brand-new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total variety of active cases in the province to five.
To date, P.E.I. has had a total of 32 cases of the infection.
P.E.I.’s chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison said in a press conference on Sunday that the 2 newest cases are an outcome of close contact with one of the favorable cases reported on Saturday.
The brand-new cases include two males in their 20 s who are both residents of Prince Edward Island and are both self-isolating for 14- days.
UPDATE ON SATURDAY CASES
Morrison likewise supplied an update on the 3 cases revealed on Saturday. She reminded everybody they include island homeowners who took a trip beyond the province.
She says none of the brand-new positive cases are an outcome of seasonal homeowners or the Atlantic bubble.
” S, o to summarize from yesterday, one case was an essential employee who travelled outside of Atlantic Canada,” explained Morrison.
” And the other two cases, a guy in his 20 s who took a trip to Nova Scotia and had contact with a person who had actually just recently travelled from the U.S., and a female in her 20 s, who is likewise a close contact of this case.”
Morrison confirmed the woman in her 20 s is a worker at the Whisperwood Villa Seniors Home in Charlottetown, P.E.I., who they’ve been working very closely with to slow down any further spread of the virus.
WHISPERWOOD VILLA SCREENING
Given that the brand-new positive cases were revealed on the island, screening at Whisperwood Vacation home has increased and contact tracing has started.
” One-hundred-and-twenty-nine homeowners, and 140 staff were tested yesterday, and all outcomes have returned unfavorable,” said Morrison.
” Visitors who were at Whisperwood Villa on Tuesday, June the 30 th are being called to arrange for testing today.”
Morrison likewise encouraged that all locals and staff at the house will be retested later today.
CONTACT TRACING FOR SATURDAY CASES
After contact tracing was complete, it was identified the female in her 20 s remained in close contact with nine individuals. They have all been evaluated, and have actually come back negative. All 9 individuals will stay in self-isolation for 14- days, and will be gotten in touch with by public health daily.
The man in his 20 s was in close contact with five individuals, two of which have actually checked positive, and are self-isolating in your home.
The man in his 50 s with a positive COVID-19 test revealed on Saturday was in close contact with one person, who is likewise in the house self-isolating for 14- days.
SCREENING ON THE ISLAND
With the brand-new cases of COVID-19 on the island, screening has actually increase to curve the spread.
Morrison said 406 swab tests were finished on Saturday, a record high testing day for Prince Edward Island.
” At this moment there is no proof of community spread of COVID-19 in our province, and the threat of transmission of COVID-19 in the province remains low,” said Morrison.
Morrison stated these new cases of COVID-19 on the island is a suggestion for all atlantic Canadians to keep their social circles small, and stick to all public health regulations.