Sunday, March 7, 2021

False positive case lowers C-K’s COVID-19 total by one

CK Public Health officials announced no new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, August 13, 2020.

In fact, a false positive case was confirmed, lowering the total number of positive cases in Chatham-Kent to 336.

The total number of recoveries has increased by seven and now sits at 257.

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

A total of 44 of the active cases are related to close contact, 10 are related to travel, nine are pending, seven are related to a congregate setting, five are unknown and two are related to a workplace outbreak in Chatham-Kent.

Four people are hospitalized, CK Public Health officials say.

There are two active workplace outbreaks in Chatham-Kent.

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

To date, two people have died from COVID-19.

In total, 18,147 COVID-19 tests have been administered as of Thursday, August 13, 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 or call the CK Public Health COVID-19 intake line at 519-355-1071 ex. 1900.

Visit Ontario’s website, 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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