CK Public Health officials announced one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, along with four false positive cases, which lowers the total number of positive cases in Chatham-Kent to 356.
There was also a drop in active cases, as 40 cases of the virus remain active across the community.
A total of 23 of the active cases are related to close contact, five are related to workplace outbreaks in Chatham-Kent, five are unknown, three are related to travel, two are related to a congregate setting and two are pending.
The total number of recoveries has risen to 314.
One person remains hospitalized, CK Public Health officials say.
Two workplace outbreaks remain active 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
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.