Monday, March 30, 2020

100 COVID-19 tests so far in Chatham-Kent

The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit has released updated statistics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public Health officials say the total tests to date, since March 3, totals 100 in Chatham-Kent. Health officials say there are 45 tests pending. These numbers were updated on March 24 at 9 a.m.

“Although CK Public Health receives advanced notification of the majority of testing, these numbers are subject to some under-reporting,” Health officials posted on their website.

As of this morning, March 25 at 9 a.m., there were still just two confirmed cases on COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent. Details on the positive cases can be found here and here.

CK Public Health has also released a chart, which shows the number of confirmed cases in Chatham-Kent, across Ontario and Canada, in neighbouring communities and the United States:

“Confirmed cases in Ontario are the number of lab-confirmed positive cases,” CK Public Health officials stated.

“With current testing priorities, people without symptoms and mild cases are not being tested. Under these circumstances, lab-confirmed cases may not accurately reflect levels of infection.”

CK Public Health officials say for the most up-to-date information on the status of cases in Ontario, the Province of Ontario’s webpage is updated every day, seven days a week, at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

CK Public Health officials say their “Current Situation in Chatham-Kent” web page will be updated with the most up-to-date information, Monday to Friday at approximately 9 a.m.

“CK Public Health is continuously monitoring the situation and proactively working with local, provincial and federal partners to manage and respond to COVID-19,” officials say.

For even more details, visit their dedicated COVID-19 website, here.

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Details, here.

For a list of local cancellations, postponement and further updates, click here.

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