Friday, March 5, 2021

40 active COVID-19 cases in Chatham-Kent

The active COVID-19 case count has dropped to 40 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 Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

The total number of cases has increased to 599.

There is one active institutional outbreak at long-term care homes in Chatham-Kent.

The outbreak, at Riverview Gardens in Chatham, was declared on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

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.

24 of the active cases are linked to close contact, five are unknown, five are linked to the workplace outbreak in Chatham-Kent, three cases have information pending, one is linked to the school outbreak at St. Anne Catholic School in Blenheim , one case is linked to the institutional outbreak at Riverview Gardens and one case is linked to a workplace outbreak outside of Chatham-Kent.

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

To date, 556 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
http://www.ckpublichealth.com/covid19 or call the CK Public Health COVID-19 intake line at 519-355-1071 ex. 1900.

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