Sunday, February 28, 2021

Active COVID-19 case count rises to 71 across C-K, seven total outbreaks declared

The active COVID-19 case count has jumped to 71 across Chatham-Kent and the total number of cases has increased to 667.

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 29, 2020.

There are now seven active COVID-19 outbreaks across the community:

– Two institutional outbreaks: One at Riverview Gardens in Chatham and one at Copper Terrace in Chatham.

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

– And four un-named workplace outbreaks.

44 of the active cases are linked to close contact, 10 are unknown, eight cases have information pending, six are linked to workplace outbreaks in Chatham-Kent, two are linked to institutional outbreaks 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, 593 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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