Wednesday, June 23, 2021

119 active COVID-19 cases, six hospitalizations, three outbreaks declared over

The active COVID-19 case count has dropped by 13 and now sits at 119 across Chatham-Kent.

The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit has updated their ‘current situation’ page, which provides a summary of COVID-19 cases and testing in Chatham-Kent, on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

CK Public Health officials say one more person from Chatham-Kent is hospitalized with COVID-19, bringing the total to six.

Public health officials announced 25 more recoveries, bringing the total to 817.

The total number of cases has increased by 12 to 939.

Two institutional outbreaks were declared over on Tuesday, at Copper Terrace and at Village on the Thames in Chatham.

One of the congregate living outbreaks was also declared over, public health officials say

Overall, there remains 11 active COVID-19 outbreaks across the community:

– Two institutional outbreaks: Fairfield Park in Wallaceburg and Riverview Gardens in Chatham.

– Eight un-named workplace outbreaks.

– One congregate living outbreak.

76 of the active cases are linked to close contact, 25 are unknown, six are linked to workplace outbreaks in Chatham-Kent, six cases have information pending, three cases are linked to institutional outbreaks in Chatham-Kent, two are linked to institutional outbreaks outside of Chatham-Kent and one case is linked to congregate living outbreaks in Chatham-Kent.

Since the pandemic began in March, three people from Chatham-Kent have died from COVID-19.

A total of 59,271 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021 the Ontario Government declared a second state of emergency to address COVID-19.

“Effective January 14 at 12:01 a.m., there is a stay-at-home order in effect for 28 days requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, like the grocery store, pharmacy, health care, and essential work,” CK Public Health officials posted on social media.

“Please do your part and follow public health recommendations to help flatten the curve, and keep our community healthy and safe. We can do this CK.”

More details about the emergency declaration and stay-at-home order can be read, 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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