COVID Briefing Viewership

Things have taken a turn for the anxious here on Prince Edward Island this week COVID-wise, with an uncommon number of new cases, cases not tied to travel outside the province. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison has held three briefings in the last 24 hours, the latest of which just ended.

I noticed that as the briefing was finishing up there were 3,414 viewers in the YouTube stream, and that’s only one of the places it was available. There are about 103,000 adults on the Island, so that means at least 3% of us were watching, likely many more.


Tish's picture
Tish on February 27, 2021 - 18:15 Permalink

From an Ontario green zone I hear the anxiousness.

Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on February 27, 2021 - 19:05 Permalink

I suspect at least as many watch on Facebook too (or is that just a YouTube embed in Facebook?).

Clark's picture
Clark on February 28, 2021 - 10:29 Permalink

There were ~16,000 watching on Facebook.

Stephen's picture
Stephen on February 28, 2021 - 17:40 Permalink

Another 11k viewing on Facebook again today.