Friday, March 5, 2021

Chatham-Kent’s first COVID-19 case makes full recovery

CK Public Health officials say Chatham-Kent’s first confirmed COVID-19 case, a male in his 50’s, has made a full recovery.

The individual had returned home from a cruise prior to the federal Quarantine Act for returning travellers was invoked, and tested positive for the virus shortly after.

“He has done wonderfully,” stated Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health, in a press release.

“He has satisfied every quarantine measure that was put in place to prevent the spread of the infection.”

Dr. Colby commended the individual for his high level of cooperation throughout the entire process, CK Public Health officials say.

“When positive cases are confirmed, we work with the patient to conduct contact tracing, as well as those close to them to ensure they are absolutely clear on the measures in place to protect themselves and others,” Dr. Colby stated.

“It was very obvious that this patient, in particular, was very committed to doing anything and everything asked of him.”

This marks Chatham-Kent’s first recovered case.

Five more confirmed cases remain in isolation, CK Public Health officials say.

For more information regarding COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent, visit

Anyone with additional questions is asked to contact CK Public Health’s COVID-19 intake line at 519-355-1071 ext. 1900 or

You can also visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province is continuing to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.

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