COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What’s happening Monday, July 26 –

P.E.I. has two new active cases of COVID-19, the Chief Public Health Office announced late Monday afternoon.

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The two new cases announced Monday were detected through testing at the point of entry. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

P.E.I. has two new active cases of COVID-19, the Chief Public Health Office announced late Monday afternoon.

The cases are a person in their 20s and a person in their 30s who travelled to P.E.I. from outside Atlantic Canada domestically. Both are unvaccinated and self-isolating.

Some bakeries on P.E.I. are too busy to take new cake orders as Islanders catch up on celebrations missed during the pandemic.

Some people in Japan are also enjoying some Island sweets, from a tourism operator who has been hosting virtual tea parties.

Here are some signs that the pandemic is coming to an end on P.E.I., and some things from the pandemic that will linger.

Six long-term care residents from a home in Charlottetown were able to go for an excursion to Victoria Park, something that just recently became possible as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

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The plastic separator customers use to make sure they don’t get someone else’s groceries are back in use at Sobeys. (Shane Ross/CBC)

A couple from Nova Scotia found themselves stranded at Confederation Bridge due to a miscommunication from bridge officials about no shuttle services being available for cyclists.

With COVID quarantines and jet lag, it’s not easy getting horses to the Olympics.

Elsewhere in Atlantic Canada: 

  • New Brunswick reported one new case of COVID-19 on Monday. Total active cases remain at six.
  • Nova Scotia reported one new case on Monday, bringing the active caseload to 13.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador reported no new cases on Monday, while the active case count remains at 32.

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These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over 12.
  • Islanders over 18 can book an appointment to receive the Moderna vaccine at a pharmacy.

You can find more information about how to get a vaccine here.

Further resources

Reminder about symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • 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.

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