Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Four new COVID-19 cases confirmed, three linked to greenhouse outbreak

CK Public Health has announced four new positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.

Three of the new cases are linked to the outbreak at Greenhill Produce.

Public Health officials say 55 of the 94 total confirmed cases in Chatham-Kent are the result of the outbreak at the Kent Bridge greenhouse business.

Five of the cases at Greenhill remain active, while 50 people have recovered.

There are now eight active COVID-19 cases across Chatham-Kent, no one is hospitalized and one person has died.

The total number of recoveries is 85.

In total, 2,164 COVID-19 tests have been administered to date, while 43 tests are pending.

There remains zero outbreaks at long-term care and retirement homes in Chatham-Kent.

“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,” Public Health officials say.

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

So far, 774 residents and 907 staff have been tested. There are 19 tests pending for residents and 20 tests pending for staff.

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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