CK Public Health officials have confirmed five new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive cases in Chatham-Kent to 248.
A total of 15 more recoveries were also announced, bringing the total number of recoveries to 202.
There are now 45 active cases of the virus across the community as of Friday, July 31, 2020.
A total of 42 of the active cases are self-isolating, while three people are hospitalized.
CK Public Health officials say 23 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 and the cause of one case is unknown. The cause of 12 of the active cases are still pending.
The cause of four of the active cases is related to an active workplace outbreak in Chatham-Kent. Details about the active workplace outbreak have not been released by CK Public Health. There had been a previous workplace outbreak in Chatham-Kent, but it was declared over.
Three of the active cases are related to a workplace outbreak outside of Chatham-Kent.
There have been zero outbreaks at long-term care and retirement homes in Chatham-Kent.
To date, one person from Chatham-Kent has died from COVID-19.
In total, 13,759 COVID-19 tests have been administered to date.
CK Public Health officials said in a press release on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 an investigation of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Chatham-Kent 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.