Community Living Chatham-Kent has confirmed the two latest two positives cases for COVID-19 live in one of their residential homes.
CK Public Health officials say both males, aged 40 and 45 years old, are now self-isolating.
Ron Coristine, executive director for Community Living Chatham-Kent, confirmed the news in press release issued on Friday afternoon.
“The two individuals each had a fever last Friday, March 20, and were taken to the hospital and tested,” Community Living Chatham-Kent officials said in a press release.
“Both persons immediately went into self-isolation on Friday, March 20, at an agency home that was not being occupied by anyone. The positive test results were shared with agency personnel last evening. They will remain in self-isolation until Friday, April 3.”
Community Living Chatham-Kent officials say their families have been contacted.
“As of today, each person is doing well,” Community Living Chatham-Kent officials stated.
“Community Living Chatham-Kent is grateful for the guidance that has been provided by the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit.”
CK Public Health Unit officials say they are unable to connect these two new cases to travel outside of Canada.
“An increase in positive cases was not unexpected,” stated Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Colby, in a media release.
“Our goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We need all Chatham-Kent residents and businesses to do their part. Please continue to practice social distancing, follow good hand hygiene, and avoid unnecessary trips outside of your home.”
Chatham-Kent now has four confirmed cases of COVID-19.
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