Tuesday, March 2, 2021

No new COVID-19 cases in C-K, testing continues at long-term care homes

The CK Public Health Unit has announced no new positive cases of COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent for the second day in a row.

C-K’s total number of confirmed cases remains at 89.

There are 54 active cases in Chatham-Kent, no one is hospitalized and one person has died.

The total number of recoveries remains at 34.

In total, 1,935 COVID-19 tests have been administered to date, while 26 tests are pending.

A total of 51 of the confirmed cases in Chatham-Kent overall, are the result of an outbreak at Greenhill Produce in Kent Bridge. 50 of these cases remain active, while one person has recovered. More details on the outbreak can be found, here.

CK Public Health officials say 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.

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, public health officials say.

“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,” CK Public Health Unit officials say.

The testing should be completed before May 13. To date, no one in a long-term care setting has tested positive.”

Here are the test results at long term care homes as of May 6, 2020:

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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