Saturday, September 26, 2020

Four new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Chatham-Kent

As Chatham-Kent officially enters Stage 3 of reopening, the CK Public Health Unit has announced four new cases of COVID-19 in the community.

The total number of cases of the virus in Chatham-Kent has risen to 173.

CK Public Health officials say there are 13 active cases as of Friday, July 17, 2020.

One of the active cases is hospitalized, while 12 of the cases are self-isolating. One person with the virus has died.

Six of the active cases are related to close contact of a case, one is related to travel and six cases are pending at this time, CK Public Health officials say.

The total number of recoveries has risen to 159.

There have been zero outbreaks at long-term care and retirement homes in Chatham-Kent and one workplace outbreak, which has been declared over.

In total, 10,559 COVID-19 tests have been administered to date.

CK Public Health officials say they are no longer updating their testing numbers every day, but instead will be updating their numbers once a week on Friday.

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
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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