Sunday, March 7, 2021

35 active COVID-19 cases in Chatham-Kent

There are now 35 active COVID-19 cases, one active workplace outbreak, one active outbreak at a place of worship and one active outbreak in a congregate setting 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 Thursday, October 29, 2020.

The total number of cases in Chatham-Kent has risen to 409.

19 of the active cases are linked to an outbreak in a community setting, 12 are linked to close contact, two are connected to an outbreak in a congregate setting and two results are 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 one of their church families testing positive for COVID-19.

There are zero institutional or school outbreaks.

However, Lambton-Kent District School Board officials confirmed a COVID-19 case at McNaughton Avenue 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 McNaughton Avenue Public School community,” school board officials posted on the McNaughton 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.”

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.”

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

A total of 36,229 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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