Sunday, March 7, 2021

80 active COVID-19 cases, 1,046 total, nine outbreaks in Chatham-Kent

The active COVID-19 case count has dropped by 11 and sits at 80 in 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 Thursday, January 21, 2021.

The total number of COVID-19 cases has increased by seven and now sits at 1,046 across Chatham-Kent.

CK Public Health officials say five people remain hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent.

Public health officials announced 18 more recoveries, bringing the total to 961.

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

– One institutional outbreak at Fairfield Park in Wallaceburg.

– One workplace outbreak at Walmart in Wallaceburg, details here, one workplace outbreak at New Vision in Wallaceburg, details here, and four un-named workplace outbreaks.

– Two congregate living outbreaks.

52 of the active cases are linked to close contact, 13 are unknown, eight are linked to workplace outbreaks in Chatham-Kent, four cases have information pending and three are linked to institutional outbreaks outside of Chatham-Kent.

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

The fifth COVID-19 death was announced on Monday, a woman in her 80s, who died on January 16, 2021.

A total of 66,567 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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