Friday, March 5, 2021

Active COVID-19 case count rises to 42 across Chatham-Kent

The active COVID-19 case count has risen to 42 across Chatham-Kent.

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, December 22, 2020.

22 of the active cases are linked to close contact, eight are unknown, six are linked to the workplace outbreak in Chatham-Kent, two are linked to a school outbreak, two cases have information pending, one case is linked to an institutional outbreak and one case is linked to a workplace outbreak outside of Chatham-Kent.

The total number of cases has increased to 593.

A school outbreak, which was declared at St. Anne Catholic School in Blenheim on December 20, 2020, remains active.

There is also one active workplace outbreak, which is not open to the public.

Two institutional outbreaks at long-term care homes in Chatham-Kent, Fairfield Park in Wallaceburg and Riverview Gardens in Chatham, have been declared over.

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

To date, 548 people have recovered from the virus in Chatham-Kent, while three people have died.

A total of 50,703 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent remains in the ‘Yellow-Protect’ tier of the Province of Ontario’s Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, Provincial officials announced on Monday, December 21, 2020.

However, as of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, December 26, 2020, Chatham-Kent will join a province-wide shutdown, for a period of 28 days.

“Until then, Chatham-Kent will remain in the ‘Yellow-Protect’ tier of the framework,” CK Public Health officials posted on social media on Monday.

More details about the province-wide shutdown can be found, here.

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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