Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Second COVID-19 death confirmed in Chatham-Kent

The second death linked to COVID-19 has been confirmed in Chatham-Kent.

CK Public Health officials announced the information on their ‘current situation’ page of their website on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

No other details about the death have been released.

This is the first COVID-19 death in Chatham-Kent since the beginning of April and the second overall.

The first death in Chatham-Kent due to COVID-19 involved a woman in her 80’s. She was being treated at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and was Chatham-Kent’s second confirmed case. Her case was linked to travel to the United States, CK Public Health officials said at the time.

Also, Chatham-Kent once again saw a spike in cases on Wednesday, as 11 new cases were announced. 40 new cases had been announced on Tuesday following the Civic Holiday long weekend.

The total number of positive cases in Chatham-Kent has risen to 299.

There are now 77 active cases of the virus across the community.

Three people remain hospitalized, CK Public Health officials say.

A total of 44 of the active cases are related to close contact, 12 are pending, nine are related to a congregate setting, five are related to an active workplace outbreak in Chatham-Kent, four are unknown and three are related to travel.

There have been zero outbreaks at long-term care and retirement homes in Chatham-Kent.

The total number of recoveries is 220.

In total, 13,759 COVID-19 tests have been administered, as reported on Friday, July 31, 2020.

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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