Monday, March 8, 2021

124 active COVID-19 cases, 953 total, seven hospitalizations

The active COVID-19 case count has increased by five and now sits at 124 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 Thursday, January 14, 2021.

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

Public health officials announced nine more recoveries, bringing the total to 826.

The total number of cases has increased by 14 to 953.

One new congregate living outbreak was declared, public health officials say.

Overall, there are 12 active COVID-19 outbreaks across the community:

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

– Eight un-named workplace outbreaks.

– Two congregate living outbreaks.

72 of the active cases are linked to close contact, 27 are unknown, nine are linked to workplace outbreaks in Chatham-Kent, eight cases have information pending, three cases are linked to institutional outbreaks in Chatham-Kent, three are linked to institutional outbreaks outside of Chatham-Kent and two cases are 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 62,709 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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