Sunday, March 7, 2021

93 active COVID-19 cases, 1,121 total, nine outbreaks in C-K

The active COVID-19 case count has decreased by 10 and sits at 93 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 Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

The total number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 18 and now sits at 1,121 across Chatham-Kent.

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

Public health officials announced 28 more recoveries, bringing the total to 1,023.

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

– Three institutional outbreaks: Fairfield Park in Wallaceburg, Meadow Park Nursing Home in Chatham and Tilbury Manor Nursing Home in Tilbury.

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

– Two congregate living outbreaks.

43 of the active cases are linked to close contact, 16 are linked to institutional outbreaks in Chatham-Kent, 13 are unknown, 13 are linked to workplace outbreaks in Chatham-Kent, six cases have information pending and two cases 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.

A total of 66,567 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

The first does of the COVID-19 vaccine were also administered in Chatham-Kent on Monday. Details, here.

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.

– The headline on this story has been corrected. We apologize for the error.

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