Sunday, March 7, 2021

12 active COVID-19 cases, one new community outbreak in C-K

There are now 12 active COVID-19 cases, one workplace outbreak and one new community outbreak in Chatham-Kent, CK Public Health officials say.

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, October 21, 2020.

The total number of cases in Chatham-Kent has risen to 383.

Five of the active cases are linked to close contact, four are related to the community outbreak, two are unknown and one is related to a workplace outbreak.

Specific details about the community outbreak have not been released by public health officials.

There is one active workplace outbreak, and zero institutional outbreaks.

Details about the workplace outbreak have not been released.

While there are no confirmed school outbreaks, CK Public Health released details on Tuesday about Chatham-Kent’s first school related COVID-19 cases. Details, here.

On Wednesday, Lambton-Kent District School Board officials announced a positive COVID-19 case at Tecumseh Public School in Chatham.

“Chatham-Kent Public Health has notified the Lambton Kent District School Board that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Tecumseh Public School community,” public school board officials posted on the Tecumseh Public School website.

“Chatham-Kent Public Health is working closely with the school community and is contacting any individuals (students and staff) who may have been in potential contact with the virus. Please note: The school is open.”

Lambton-Kent District School Board officials added: “Chatham-Kent Public Health is working directly with the school to contact those who have been in close contact and to provide further directions. If you have not been contacted, you have not been in close contact with the confirmed case. As requested prior to the start of the school year, please continue to monitor your child for symptoms of COVID-19. If your child is ill, please keep them at home and call your health care provider or local health unit.”

Also on Wednesday, the St. Clair Catholic District School Board confirmed a COVID-19 case at Ursuline Collegiate College in Chatham.

CK Public Health officials say no one is currently hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent.

To date, 368 people have recovered from the virus, while three people have died.

A total of 32,661 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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