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PEI. COVID-19 test results will now appear online, both negative and positive

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Key takeaways: 

  • Public health will currently concentrate on reaching more weak individuals on the phone.
  • Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison states they are attempting to address long lines at testing sites by peeking at other tests methods and declaring them.

PEI’s new systems on covid test results: 

Islanders peeking for COVID-19 test results online have only seen that they don’t have the virus when they log on. 

That’s till now. 

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison revised the public on how the system will operate from now on during Tuesday’s briefing.

“Now individuals who review their test results online will also be able to see if their test result is positive,” Morrison stated. Source – cbc.ca

She stated the results would be published online within four to 24 hours after the test.

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PEI will now declare covid tests result online for both negative and positive

Islanders without access to a computer can contact 1-833-533-9333 to verify results — but were alerted that staff operating the phone line are engaged, so callers may require to be patient to get responses. 

Capacity surpassed 

“The capacity of our office and public health nursing to contact all positive cases promptly has been exceeded,” she stated.

She stated that anyone over the age of 50 who is positive would be prioritized for follow-up.

The local website will have information for anyone who tests positive, including quarantine instructions. 

Information can also be seen at princeedwardisland.ca/testedpositive

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