Monday, March 1, 2021

27 active COVID-19 cases in Chatham-Kent

There are now 27 active COVID-19 cases, one active workplace outbreak and one active outbreak at a place of worship 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 Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

The total number of cases in Chatham-Kent has risen to 401.

16 of the active cases are linked to an outbreak in a community setting, 10 are linked to close contact and one result is pending.

CK Public Health officials say three people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent.

Details about the workplace outbreak or the active outbreak at a place of worship have not been released by public health officials.

However, the Blenheim Word of Life Church announced, in a social media post, that they were closing for two weeks due to COVID-19.

“Unfortunately one of our church families has tested positive for the Corona virus,” Pastor Tim Joyce said in a Facebook post on October 20, 2020.

“Since I had close contact with one of the members I have been contacted by the health board to self isolate for 14 days. I have not tested positive for the virus. As a precautionary measure I have made the decision to close Word of Life Church for 2 weeks. This also means that soup kitchen will be closed as well. I would appreciate everyone’s prayers and support during this time.”

There are zero institutional or school outbreaks.

However, the Lambton-Kent District School has released some details about a probable case of COVID-19 at Chatham-Kent Secondary School in Chatham.

“Chatham-Kent Public Health notified the Lambton Kent District School Board on October 26, 2020 that there is a probable case of COVID-19 in the Chatham Kent Secondary School community,” school board officials posted on the CKSS website on Monday, October 26, 2020.

“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 to students.”

School board officials added: “Chatham-Kent Public Health will only call close contacts of probable or confirmed cases. If you have not been contacted, you have not been in close contact with the probable or 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.”

Reports say 15 students from CKSS were sent home.

To date, 371 people have recovered from the virus in Chatham-Kent, while three people have died.

A total of 33,829 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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