Friday, March 5, 2021

Third COVID-19 death confirmed in Chatham-Kent

A third person has died from COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent.

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 Monday, October 5, 2020.

“We can confirm the individual (a female in her 80’s) passed away on Saturday, October 3 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance,” Stephanie Egelton, a spokesperson with the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit, told the Sydenham Current in an email.

“CK Public Health provides our condolences to the individual’s family during this difficult time.”

The first COVID-19 death in Chatham-Kent was back in April, while the second was at the beginning of August.

Currently, there are now four active COVID-19 cases across the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, CK Public Health officials say.

The total number of cases in Chatham-Kent has risen by two to 371.

No one is currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

All of the active cases are linked to close contact, Public Health officials say.

364 people have recovered from the virus.

There are no active workplace outbreaks, institutional outbreaks or school outbreaks.

A total of 28,777 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.

– Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information and comments from the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit.

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