On Thursday evening, the Island’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison has reported three new cases of COVID-19 in Summerside. Since Summerside has been placed on COVID-19 alert, its residents who have any symptoms of the virus are urged to get tested today.
A cluster of three new cases was reported yesterday in the P.E.I city of Summerside, and it consists of three males in their 20s. They are under investigation right now.
The health officials are advising the locals to get tested and self-isolate until results come back. Summerside’s Slemon Park facility will increase its testing capabilities in order to aid people who are experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19. The P.E.I city of Summerside houses 15,000 people.
Prince Edward Island reports a total of 120 cases since the COVID-19 crisis started last year. Now, the Island has six active cases. The government suspects that two women who traveled within Atlantic Canada caused new infections on the Island. The government decided to look into these two cases, suspecting public health orders that may have been violated.
Since the Atlantic bubble closed in December, there has been an order for the people off the Island to self-isolate on return.
People who come back from single-day travel for a limited number of reasons are not required to go into self-isolation.