CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —
There are not any new circumstances of coronavirus (COVID-19 pressure) in P.E.I., but it surely stays essential to proceed following established tips, stated Dr. Heather Morrison.
The chief public well being officer gave the replace on Saturday afternoon, the primary since Thursday. Since then, 129 adverse checks had been returned, with a complete of near 1,800 checks performed.
Being Easter weekend, Morrison reminded Islanders of the significance of continuous to observe bodily distancing at a time when many households are used to getting collectively to have fun.
“This yr will probably be completely different and will probably be onerous … this Easter, everybody ought to solely be celebrating in-person with those that you reside with.”
The announcement comes as Nova Scotia confirmed one other 21 circumstances, whereas Newfoundalnd and Labrador noticed two and New Brunswick confirmed one on Thursday.
Capability for testing on the Island continues to extend from “50 or 60” final weekend to virtually 200 this weekend and the province’s testing price per million is barely larger than the nationwide common, stated Morrison.
“I really feel like we’re in a a lot better place than we had been two weeks in the past and we’ll proceed to extend that native testing capability.”
Beginning April 11, Floor Search and Rescue crews will probably be current at provincial parks to assist guarantee bodily distancing is being maintained.
Marion Dowling of Well being P.E.I. reminded these watching that the cough and fever clinics are working seven days per week. On Friday, 69 folks attended the clinic in Charlottetown whereas 30 attended the Summerside clinic.
Dowling additionally stated there are 36 health-care suppliers registered with the brand new digital health-care platform to start out offering care within the coming days.
On Thursday, Dowling stated an order of 26 ventilators from the Nationwide Emergency Strategic Stockpile had been rerouted to different, extra affected, areas of the nation. Since then, she obtained new info that 10 ventilators are being ready to ship to the Island.
Dowling stated these will probably be along with 27 extra coming by means of buy orders with the federal authorities and the province’s common vendor, that are anticipated throughout the subsequent month.
Although Morrison stated she expects extra circumstances, together with hospitalizations, she admitted folks have began questioning how and when an easing of the general public well being restrictions would happen.
“It’s not time but, however I do know all of us need to get there. And we are going to. Collectively.”