Thursday, February 25, 2021

Active COVID-19 case count drops to 18 in Chatham-Kent

The active COVID-19 case count has dropped by four and sits at 18 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, February 23, 2021.

The total number of COVID-19 cases has increased by one and sits at 1,345 across Chatham-Kent.

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

Public health officials announced five more recoveries, bringing the total to 1,318.

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

– Two institutional outbreaks: Fairfield Park in Wallaceburg, a total of 100 cases have been linked to this outbreak, and at the Medicine Unit at the CKHA, with 24 total cases.

Seven active cases are linked to close contact, five are linked to institutional outbreaks in Chatham-Kent, two cases have information pending, two cases are linked to institutional outbreaks outside of Chatham-Kent and two are unknown.

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

A total of 80,365 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

A total of 914 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Chatham-Kent.

Beginning on February 16, 2021, Chatham-Kent moved to the ‘Red-Control’ tier of the Ontario framework.

Here are more details:

More details about the ‘Red-Control’ can be found below:

More details, 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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