Sunday, May 9, 2021

Four new positive COVID-19 cases in Chatham-Kent

CK Public Health has announced four new positive cases of COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent.

There are eight active cases of the virus across the community and the total number of positive cases has risen to 156.

The cause of exposure for four of the active cases is a workplace outbreak. The status of one of the active cases is pending and three are unknown, CK Public Health officials say.

There has been one workplace outbreak in Chatham-Kent, at Greenhill Produce in Kent Bridge.

“The four cases are not associated with Greenhill, but are associated with a workplace outside of Chatham-Kent,” CK Public Health officials told the Sydenham Current.

“These cases are Chatham-Kent residents who work outside of our health unit jurisdiction. The Greenhill outbreak is declared over.”

There is no one hospitalized with COVID-19 and one person has died.

All eight of the active cases are self-isolating.

The total number of recoveries is 147.

In total, 4,590 COVID-19 tests have been administered to date, while 106 tests are pending.

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

The CK Public Health Unit updates their ‘current situation’ page Monday to Friday by 2:30 p.m.

See the latest information and data, here.

For more information about COVID-19, residents are asked to visit or call the CK Public Health COVID-19 intake line at 519-355-1071 ex. 1900.

Visit Ontario’s website, 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.

  • Editor’s note: This story has been updated, as we had provided inaccurate details about a workplace outbreak. We apologize for the error.
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