Sunday, February 28, 2021

63 active, 650 total COVID-19 cases in Chatham-Kent

The active COVID-19 case count has risen to 63 across Chatham-Kent and the total number of cases has increased to 650.

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 Monday, December 28, 2020.

There remains three active COVID-19 outbreaks across the community:

– An institutional outbreak at Riverview Gardens in Chatham.

– A school outbreak at St. Anne Catholic School in Blenheim.

–  A workplace outbreak, which is not open to the public.

33 of the active cases are linked to close contact, 18 cases have information pending, nine are unknown, one is linked to the workplace outbreak in Chatham-Kent, one is linked to the school outbreak and one case is linked to a workplace outbreak outside of Chatham-Kent.

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

To date, 584 people have recovered from the virus in Chatham-Kent, while three people have died.

A total of 53,198 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

As of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, December 26, 2020, Chatham-Kent joined a province-wide shutdown, which will be in effect for a period of 28 days.

“This shutdown is a collective effort made by all of Ontario to help bend the curve of the COVID-19 virus, and put the health and safety of all of us as our top priority,” CK Public Health officials say.

“These unfortunate but necessary measures are needed to stop the trend of high COVID-19 transmission in communities, preserve the capacity of our health care system, protect and support vulnerable populations and those who care for them, and save lives.”

CK Public Health officials added: “Together, we can make it through this as a resilient, compassionate, and united community.”

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

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

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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