COVID19 on P.E.I.: What Happened During The Weekend?


On Friday, another COVID-19 case has been reported on P.E.I., and the day before that two more were reported as well. Right now, P.E.I. has 10 active cases of COVID-19, and in the last year or so, there have been 186 cases reported. Fortunately, nobody on P.E.I. died because of the pandemic so far.

P.E.I. officials have released a sort of reminder for the public. It explains who is eligible for the vaccine and what the symptoms of COVID-19 are. These symptoms are:

  • Fever.
  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
  • Possible loss of taste and/or smell.
  • Sore throat.
  • New or worsening fatigue.
  • Headache.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Runny nose.

As for the vaccine, these are persons eligible for taking a shot:

  • People over 30.
  • Islanders over 16 with underlying medical conditions, and all eligible members of their household.
  • Pregnant Islanders.
  • Front-line workers over 16 who interact with the public and cannot work virtually.
  • People providing health-care services to the public — including optometrists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists — and their support staff.
  • Health-care workers not on the front line needed to maintain healthcare system capacity
  • Firefighters, police officers, power-line workers.
  • Residents and staff of long-term care homes.
  • Adults living in Indigenous communities.
  • Residents and staff of shared living facilities.
  • Truck drivers and other rotational workers.


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