Coronavirus Canada updates: Prince Edward Island has no active cases

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Prince Edward Island has no active cases
Coronavirus Canada updates: Prince Edward Island has no active cases

All 27 of Prince Edward Island’s COVID-19 patients have recovered, meaning that there are now no active cases in the province that have been identified by health officials.

“We have had only 27 cases and now all are recovered,” said P.E.I.’s chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison. “We have not had any hospitalizations and no deaths. We are very fortunate.”

Along with the news, P.E.I. will now allow up to five people to gather in one household.

“For instance, my family could have my sister, her husband and my mother over to celebrate Mother’s Day,” said Morrison.

P.E.I. is also considering to allow restaurants to open up sooner than June 12. That date was originally set as part of its “Renew P.E.I. Together” plan.

In the province’s latest 24-hour stretch, health officials completed 199 tests for COVID-19, which were all negative. They are part of its 3,755 total negative results. Thirty-four people are still under investigation as their tests are pending.

P.E.I. is now the only province to have no active cases; it identified its last patient on April 28.

New Brunswick accomplished the same feat last weekend, after all 118 of its patients recovered, but it identified two new patients throughout the week.

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