Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Two new positive COVID-19 cases brings C-K’s total to 85

The CK Public Health Unit has announced two new positive cases of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Chatham-Kent, bringing the total to 85.

There remains 52 active cases in Chatham-Kent, no one is hospitalized and one person has died.

Public Health officials say two more people have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 32.

In total, 1,803 COVID-19 tests have been administered to date, while 72 tests are pending.

CK Public Health officials say they continue to engage in active surveillance.

“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 one-time testing will enable homes, public health units, and the province to better understand the prevalence of COVID-19 in long-term care homes and inform future planning.”

CK Public Health officials added: “Public Health has partnered with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance to test the close to 2,000 residents and staff in the seven long-term care homes in Chatham-Kent. The testing should be completed before May 13.”

To date, no one in a long-term care setting has tested positive, CK Public Health officials say.

A total of 48 of the confirmed cases in Chatham-Kent, are the result of an outbreak at Greenhill Produce in Kent Bridge. More details on the outbreak can be found, here.

The CK Public Health Unit updates their ‘current situation’ page daily 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.

For a list of local cancellations, postponement and further updates, click here.

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