Saturday, February 27, 2021

29 active cases of COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent

The active COVID-19 case count across Chatham-Kent has risen to 29, 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, November 25, 2020.

There are currently three active workplace outbreaks and one school outbreak.

Public health officials say COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at Taco Bell, located at 328 St. Clair Street in Chatham, and KFC, located at 720 Grand Avenue West in Chatham.

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

The first school outbreak in Chatham-Kent was declared over the weekend at Winston Churchill Public School in Chatham. Details, here.

21 of the active cases are linked to close contact, four are linked to workplace outbreaks, one is unknown, one is linked to the school outbreak, one is linked to travel and one is pending more information.

The total number of cases in Chatham-Kent has risen to 484.

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

To date, 452 people have recovered from the virus in Chatham-Kent, while three people have died.

A total of 41,677 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

The Province of Ontario announced on Friday, November 20, 2020 that the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit would be moving in the ‘Yellow-Protect’ tier of the ‘Keeping Ontario Safe and Open’ framework on Monday, November 23.

Public health officials are encouraging people to continue following these public health measures:

More details about the ‘Yellow-Protect’ tier can be found, here.

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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