136 active COVID-19 cases, 1,219 total, nine outbreaks in C-K

The active COVID-19 case count increased by 22 over the weekend and sits at 136 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 Monday, February 1, 2021.

The total number of COVID-19 cases has increased by 55 and now sits at 1,219 across Chatham-Kent.

CK Public Health officials say three people are hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent, two more than on Friday.

Public health officials announced 33 more recoveries, bringing the total to 1,077.

An institutional outbreak at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s Medicine Unit remains active. Details, here.

The workplace outbreaks at Walmart and New Vision in Wallaceburg have been declared over. Details, here.

Two un-named outbreaks in congregate living settings have also been declared over.

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

– Five institutional outbreaks: Fairfield Park in Wallaceburg, more details here, Meadow Park Nursing Home in Chatham, Tilbury Manor Nursing Home, along with the COVID Unit and Medicine Unit at the CKHA.

– Two un-named workplace outbreaks.

– One school outbreak at Lambton-Kent Composite School in Dresden. Details, here.

– One congregate living outbreak.

65 active cases are linked to institutional outbreaks in Chatham-Kent, 37 are linked to close contact, 12 are linked to workplace outbreaks in Chatham-Kent, eight are unknown, six cases have information pending, three cases are linked to institutional outbreaks outside of Chatham-Kent, two cases are linked to workplace outbreaks outside of Chatham-Kent, two cases are linked to congregate living outbreaks and one case is linked to the school outbreak.

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

The sixth death was announced on Friday. Details, here.

A total of 69,964 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

The first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine were also administered in Chatham-Kent on Monday, January 25, 2021. Details, here.

“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.

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

“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
http://www.ckpublichealth.com/covid19 or call the CK Public Health COVID-19 intake line at 519-355-1071 ex. 1900.

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