Health officials in Prince Edward Island have identified one new case of COVID-19, involving a woman in her 80s from Queens County.
According to a press release, she is at home and is in self-isolation. Her reason for transmission does not appear to be connected to the province’s cluster of five cases (linked to a resident who didn’t self-isolate after returning from Nova Scotia) or the Whisperwood Villa, a seniors care home that has undergone widespread testing after an employee tested positive.
There are now seven active cases in P.E.I., with officials announcing five cases over the July 4-5 weekend. Before the recent stretch, the province hadn’t identified a new case since April 28. By May 8, it had no active cases since all 27 of its patients recovered.
There have now been 34 total patients in P.E.I. throughout the pandemic.