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Islanders advised to hold New Year’s Eve bashes small; 175 fresh COVID-19 cases

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Key takeaways: 

  • The region has averaged a sum of 106 cases each day in the previous 7 days.
  • P.E.I. declared 175 fresh cases of COVID-19 Friday.

Islanders announce 175 cases and urged citizens to keep the parties small: 

Dr Heather Morrison once again advised Islanders to hold New Year’s Eve bashes little as the region hit another daily case register for COVID-19.

P.E.I.’s chief public health officer declared 175 fresh COVID-19 cases in a release Friday. All the fresh cases are under probe and contact tracing is underway.

The region has averaged 106 cases each day in the previous seven days. 

On Thursday, P.E.I. declared 169 fresh cases and spread out several government supports and latest public health policies which will be in result in the future days.

“As COVID-19 resumes to circulate in our region, it is very important that any gatherings held in celebration of New Year’s Eve are kept as small as possible,” Morrison stated. Source – cbc.ca

Also read: On Sunday, find out what’s going on in Canada with the Coronavirus

Islanders urged to keep small parties due to increasing covid cases

“Keeping personal bashes as small as possible is a critical component of limiting and slowing the spread of COVID-19 in P.E.I.” Source – cbc.ca

There have been 41 rescues since the previous announcement, and no further hospitalizations.

Three Islanders are still being ministered in the hospital for COVID-19, none in intensive care. Another five hospital patients have also tested positive.

The region has 814 active cases. There have been 1,366 cases since the pandemic started.

Health P.E.I. testing clinics will be shut on Saturday. But the Borden-Carleton and Charlottetown hospitals will open on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. respectively. The Summerside hospital will stay shut for Sunday.

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