Friday, March 5, 2021

One new COVID-19 case confirmed in Chatham-Kent

CK Public Health has announced one new positive COVID-19 case in Chatham-Kent.

Overall, there are now seven active cases across the community.

C-K’s total number of positive cases has risen to 148.

There is still one person from Chatham-Kent hospitalized with COVID-19 and one person has died.

The total number of recoveries remains at 140.

In total, 3,380 COVID-19 tests have been administered to date, while 31 tests are pending.

There has been one workplace outbreak in Chatham-Kent, at Greenhill Produce in Kent Bridge. Three of the 103 cases at the greenhouse business are active.

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

The CK Public Health Unit also announced on Friday they will be changing the way they update the public about COVID-19.

“CK Public Health would like to let you know that starting this Friday June 5, we will be shifting our reporting on COVID-19 confirmed cases and testing to later in the afternoon (2:30 p.m.) and on weekdays only (Monday through Friday),” CK Public Health officials said in an email to the media.

“This weekend (Saturday, June 6 and Sunday June 7) will be the first time you will not see our public website updated daily over the weekend.”

CK Public Health officials say the reasons for this shift in process is for a few reasons.

“Day-to-day changes in confirmed case activity has been decreasing, there is reduced staff capacity over the weekend, and we are moving to providing information in a single automated summary report,” CK Public Health officials say.

“This report will update once we have entered, processed and extracted data from iPHIS, our mandatory reporting system for infectious diseases.”

Laura Zettler, an epidemiologist with CK Public Health, provided a virtual tour of the new web page. Watch it below:

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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