CK Public Health officials have confirmed nine new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive cases in Chatham-Kent to 308.
There are now 84 active cases of the virus across the community as of Thursday, August 6, 2020.
Three people remain hospitalized, CK Public Health officials say.
A total of 49 of the active cases are related to close contact, 13 are pending, nine are related to a congregate setting, five are related to an active workplace outbreak in Chatham-Kent, four are unknown and four are related to travel.
Earlier on Wednesday morning, CK Public Health officials say an investigation has revealed that 12 new COVID-19 cases in Chatham-Kent are linked to a boating trip involving multiple households.
This trip was outside of Chatham-Kent and was several days in duration, CK Public Health officials say.
CK Public Health is isolating these cases and tracing their contacts, of which there is a very large number.
There have been zero outbreaks at long-term care and retirement homes in Chatham-Kent.
The total number of recoveries is 222.
To date, two people have died from COVID-19.
In total, 16,258 COVID-19 tests have been administered as of Thursday, August 6, 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.