PEI reports 156 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

Prince Edward Island reported 156 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

This was the province’s first update since Friday, December 24, when it reported its largest single-day rise of COVID-19 with 40 cases.

The province says an additional 52 cases were identified on Friday, five cases on Saturday and 99 cases on Sunday.

The new cases are still under investigation and contacts are being traced. Anyone identified as a close contact will be contacted with instructions on testing and isolation.

There are currently 309 active COVID-19 cases on the island and there have been 43 recoveries since the last update.

The province has reported 775 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.


New public exposure notifications they were posted on the provincial website on Monday. The province says that only those who experience symptoms after visiting a public exposure site should be tested.

People are advised to visit a walk-in testing clinic if they develop any COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are mild.

O’Leary’s testing clinic will not open Tuesday as previously scheduled due to lab testing capacity.

Testing will continue to be limited to the following:

  • Symptomatic individuals
  • Close contacts identified by Public Health
  • Confirmatory tests for people who have a preliminary positive result at an entry point
  • Confirmatory tests for people who are preliminarily positive with a rapid antigen test

Public health says those who have no symptoms and present for travel-related tests will receive rapid home antigen tests, two tests to be performed 48 hours apart.

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