Tuesday, April 20, 2021

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at CKHA’s medicine unit, active cases remain at 17 in C-K

The COVID-19 outbreak at the hospital’s medicine unit has been declared over.

Meanwhile, the active case count across Chatham-Kent remains the same.

CKHA outbreak declared over

The COVID-19 outbreak declared on the medicine A/B unit at the Chatham site of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on January 29, 2021 has been declared over by Chatham-Kent Public Health (CKPH).

“CKHA would like to thank CKPH for their guidance and support during this outbreak, and the hospital’s staff and physicians for their continued commitment to providing safe, high quality care under these difficult circumstances,” hospital officials said in a press release.

“The organization would also like to thank patients, families and care partners for their understanding during this time.”

CKHA officials say infection prevention and control measures will remain in place across the organization and CKHA will continue to review and monitor the impact of the pandemic on operations.

“Visitor restrictions will remain in place and only essential care partners are permitted for inpatients at this time,” hospital officials say, adding that further details on essential care partners are on the hospital’s website.

“Questions or concerns about visitor restrictions can be directed to the primary nurse and/or patient relations.”

Active cases remain the same

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The active COVID-19 case count remains at 17 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, February 25, 2021.

The total number of COVID-19 cases remains the same and sits at 1,346 across Chatham-Kent.

CK Public Health officials say no one is hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent, two less than on Wednesday.

Public health officials announced zero new recoveries and the total remains at 1,320.

There remains one active COVID-19 outbreak across the community, which is the institutional outbreak at Fairfield Park in Wallaceburg. A total of 100 cases have been linked to this outbreak, which was first declared on January 10, 2021.

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

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

A total of 83,216 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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