Sunday, March 7, 2021

32 active COVID-19 cases, three workplace outbreaks in Chatham-Kent

There are now 32 active COVID-19 cases across 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, November 17, 2020.

There are now three active workplace outbreaks, one active outbreak at a place of worship and one active outbreak in a congregate setting in Chatham-Kent.

Details about the workplace outbreaks have not been released by public health officials.

15 of the active cases are linked to close contact, nine are pending more information, six are linked to workplace outbreaks, one is linked to an outbreak in a community setting and one is unknown.

The total number of cases in Chatham-Kent has risen to 466.

CK Public Health officials say one person is currently hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent.

To date, 431 people have recovered from the virus in Chatham-Kent, while three people have died.

A total of 39,614 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

CK Public Health announced on Friday that Chatham-Kent’s status under the ‘Keeping Ontario Safe and Open’ framework remains unchanged for the time being.

“The Province of Ontario has announced that Chatham-Kent Public Health will be remaining in the ‘Green-Prevent’ tier of the ‘Keeping Ontario Safe and Open framework,” CK Public Health officials said on social media on Friday, November 13, 2020.

“While we have not been moved to other ‘colours’ at this time, this is NOT the time to relax the hard work that CK has done to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

CK Public Health officials are reminding the public to continue to:

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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