Friday, March 5, 2021

One new COVID-19 case brings C-K’s total to 138

CK Public Health has announced one new positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed, bringing the total number of cases in Chatham-Kent to 138.

The new case is linked to the outbreak at Greenhill Produce.

“96 of the confirmed cases are the result of an outbreak at a local workplace,” CK Public Health officials say, adding that 44 of these cases are active, with 52 people at the Kent Bridge greenhouse listed as recovered.

Overall, there are 47 active COVID-19 cases across Chatham-Kent, one person is hospitalized and one person has died.

The total number of recoveries is 90.

In total, 2,425 COVID-19 tests have been administered to date, while 15 tests are pending.

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

“On April 21, the Province directed health units to test all asymptomatic (without symptoms) 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. Public Health partnered with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance to test the asymptomatic residents and staff in the seven long-term care homes in Chatham-Kent.”

CK Public Health officials added: “The testing for this surveillance initiative is complete, all results received to date have been negative.”

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.

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