CK Public Health officials have confirmed 40 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive cases in Chatham-Kent to 288.
There are now 72 active cases of the virus across the community as of Tuesday, August 4, 2020. The case numbers had not been updated online by CK Public Health since Friday, July 31, 2020.
A total of 68 of the active cases are self-isolating, while four people are hospitalized.
CK Public Health officials say 37 of the active cases are related to close contact, 15 are pending, 10 are related to a congregate setting, four are related to an active workplace outbreak in Chatham-Kent, two are related to travel, two are unknown, one is related to an institutional outbreak outside of Chatham-Kent and one is related to a workplace outbreak outside of Chatham-Kent.
There have been zero outbreaks at long-term care and retirement homes in Chatham-Kent.
A total of 13 more recoveries were also announced, bringing the total number of recoveries to 215.
To date, one person from Chatham-Kent has died from COVID-19.
In total, 13,759 COVID-19 tests have been administered, as reported on Friday, July 31, 2020.
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.