Thursday, March 4, 2021

Positive COVID-19 cases reach double digits in Chatham-Kent

CK Public Health announced this afternoon, April 3, 2020, a 10th positive case for COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent.

The case involves a woman in her 30s, Public Health officials say.

The cause of transmission of the virus to the woman, whether it be through travel, close contact or community spread, is still pending.

The woman remains in self-isolation, Public Health officials say.

There remains no deaths in Chatham-Kent related to COVID-19.

A total of 294 COVID-19 tests have been administered in Chatham-Kent, with 71 tests pending.

CK Public Health officials say, as of 12:30 p.m. on April 3, there are 3,255 positive cases across Ontario, including 67 deaths.

“Confirmed case numbers reflect lab-confirmed positive cases… the number of residents who have had a positive test result for COVID-19,” CK Public Health officials stated.

“Current testing capacity guidance for testing is based on clinical assessment and focuses on prioritization of those at highest risk. Under these circumstances, lab-confirmed cases may not accurately reflect levels of infection.”

CK Public Health officials added: “Although CK Public Health receives advanced notification of the majority of testing among CK residents, these numbers are subject to some under-reporting.”

For more information regarding COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent, visit www.ckpublichealth.com/covid19.

Anyone with additional questions is asked to contact CK Public Health’s COVID-19 intake line at 519-355-1071 ext. 1900 or covid19@chatham-kent.ca.

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