Sunday, March 7, 2021

Two more positive COVID-19 cases in Chatham-Kent

CK Public Health officials say two more Chatham-Kent residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

Both cases, although unrelated, are associated with travel.

“One male, aged 38, is hospitalized in stable condition after returning from the U.S. on March 15,” CK Public Health officials stated in a media release.

“A second male, aged 66, is self-isolating at home after coming into close contact with a visitor from Italy on March 14. CK Public Health officials are connecting with close contacts of these cases. The contacts are being directed to self-isolate for 14 days.”

CK Public Health continues to stress the importance of practicing social distancing, following good hand hygiene, and avoiding all unnecessary trips outside of your home, CK Public Health officials added.

“There are now six total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent,” CK Public Health officials stated.

For the most up to date, local information visit www.ckpublichealth.com/covid19 or email covid19@chatham-kent.ca

“If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, first self-isolate and then use Ontario’s Self-Assessment Tool to see if you need to seek further care,” CK Public Health officials stated.

“If you need further assistance, call TeleHealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or your health care provider. You can also call CK Public Health at 519-355-1071 ext. 1900.”

Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.

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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