Thursday, February 25, 2021

No relaxing for Dr. Colby, despite only one active COVID-19 case

Despite only one active case of COVID-19 across the community, Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health is not about to declare victory.

“The price of peace is eternal vigilance,” Dr. David Colby said during a press conference on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

“I’m not relaxing in any way. We actually got down to one case before when we had our large surge in cases, in the Low German community, and went up to” just under 100 cases.

Dr. Colby added: “I’m very glad that the number is one instead of 100. I’m very glad about that, but I don’t relax about this kind of thing.”

With all of the cases since the beginning of the pandemic, “there was a first case to that.

“There is always the potential to get large numbers again. We’ll stay on duty and handle whatever comes our way,” Dr. Colby added.

The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit updated their ‘current situation’ page, which provides a summary of COVID-19 cases and testing in Chatham-Kent, on Wednesday.

There remains just one active case and the total number of cases in Chatham-Kent remains at 364.

361 people have recovered from the virus and no one is hospitalized.

There are no active workplace outbreaks and zero institutional outbreaks.

Two people people have died from COVID-19.

A total of 23,479 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

To view the full ‘current situation’ page from CK Public Health, click 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.

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