Six new positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Chatham-Kent, bringing the total number in the community to 37.
CK Public Health officials confirmed the total on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
This is the largest single day jump in cases since the pandemic began.
There are 21 active cases, 15 people have already recovered from the virus and one person has died, CK Public Health officials say.
There have been 1,155 COVID-19 tests administered and there are 217 tests pending.
“On April 21, the Province directed health units to test all residents and staff in long term care homes for COVID-19 as a one-time surveillance study,” CK Public Health officials say.
“This will take several weeks to complete.”
CK Public Health officials added: “A confirmed case is a person with laboratory confirmation of COIVD-19 infection. Guidance for testing is based on clinical assessment and prioritizes those at highest risk of transmission and/or severe disease, therefore the number of lab-confirmed cases may underestimate levels of infection in Chatham-Kent.”
The CK Public Health Unit updates their ‘current situation’ page from Monday to Friday by 12:30 p.m.
See the latest information and data, here.
For more information about COVID-19, residents are asked to visit
http://www.ckpublichealth.com/covid19 or call the CK Public Health COVID-19 intake line at 519-355-1071 ex. 1900.
Visit Ontario’s website, www.Ontario.ca/coronavirus 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.
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