Friday, March 5, 2021

CK Public Health calls for vigilance after large increase in COVID-19 numbers

The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit is encouraging the community to “remain vigilant” after 40 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed over the long weekend.

“Over the Civic Holiday weekend, Chatham-Kent has continued to see large numbers of daily reported COVID-19 cases,” CK Public Health officials posted on social media on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

“While these cases are largely related to previously confirmed cases, the potential for spread of COVID-19 is very real, and we need to remain vigilant in stopping the spread.”

Earlier in the day, CK Public Health officials updated their ‘current situation’ page, which confirmed the increase in overall cases in Chatham-Kent from 248 to 288.

Officials say 72 of the cases are active, with 68 cases self-isolating and four people in hospital.

“Please continue to follow public health measures during this time,” CK Public Health officials said on social media.

Officials are are encouraging the public to adhere to the following advice:

– Physical distancing of two metres must be maintained and face coverings can be worn indoors if physical distancing is not possible

– Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with 70% alcohol frequently

– Stay home (do not travel within or outside of the community) if you’re not feeling well, and get tested for COVID-19

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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