Friday, March 5, 2021

Five new COVID-19 cases brings Chatham-Kent’s total to 219

CK Public Health has confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 across the community, bringing the total number of positive cases in Chatham-Kent to 219.

There are now 46 active cases of the virus across Chatham-Kent as of Friday, July 24, 2020.

A total of 45 of the 46 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 31 of the active cases are related to close contact, one is related to travel and one is related to an institutional outbreak outside of Chatham-Kent. The cause of 13 of the active cases are still pending.

A total of 172 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, one new case was announced on Wednesday and 16 new cases were announced on Thursday.

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, 12,094 COVID-19 tests have been administered to date.

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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