CK Public Health officials have confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent along with a new active workplace outbreak.
There are now 54 active cases of the virus across the community as of Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
The total number of positive cases in Chatham-Kent has risen to 241.
A total of 50 of the 54 active cases are self-isolating, while four people are hospitalized. The number of hospitalizations has increased by three since Tuesday.
CK Public Health officials say 35 of the active cases are related to close contact, one is related to travel, one is related to an institutional outbreak outside of Chatham-Kent, the cause of one case is unknown and the cause of 15 of the active cases are still pending.
The cause of three of the active cases is related to a workplace outbreak.
Details about the active workplace outbreak in Chatham-Kent have yet to be released.
A total of 186 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent and one person has died.
There have been zero outbreaks at long-term care and retirement homes in Chatham-Kent.
There had been a previous workplace outbreak in Chatham-Kent, but it was declared over.
In total, 12,094 COVID-19 tests have been administered to date. This number is expected to be updated on Friday.
CK Public Health officials said in a press release issued earlier in the day on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 that investigation of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Chatham-Kent has revealed that these cases are occurring within Low German speaking communities, across a broad band of Southwestern Ontario. More details can be found, here.
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.