CK Public Health has confirmed one new case of COVID-19 across the community, bringing the total number of positive cases in Chatham-Kent to 198.
There are now 32 active cases of the virus across Chatham-Kent as of Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
A total of 31 of the 32 active cases are self-isolating, while one person is hospitalized. Reports say this person is in a hospital outside of Chatham-Kent.
CK Public Health officials say eight of the active cases are related to close contact, while one is related to travel. The cause of 23 of the active cases are still pending.
A total of 165 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent and one person has died.
On Monday, July 20, CK Public Health officials announced 15 new cases of the virus, adding that “the significant increase” was confirmed during the weekend of July 17 to 19.
Almost all of these recent cases are immediate family and close contacts of positive cases, which have been identified through contact tracing and have been tested, CK Public Health officials say, adding there is no evidence that there is significant community spread in Chatham-Kent at this time.
Nine more cases were confirmed on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
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. These testing numbers are expected to be updated once again 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.