The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit has issued a public service announcement after local residents have received automated calls in regards to booking a COVID-19 appointment.
Meanwhile, the active COVID-19 case count remains at 17 across Chatham-Kent.
Public service announcement
CK Public Health officials say the Chatham-Kent Police Service are aware that some Chatham-Kent residents are receiving automated calls in regards to booking a COVID-19 appointment in an attempt to gather their personal information.
“CK Public Health would like to remind residents that we are not currently booking vaccination appointments for the general public and that we do not use automated messages while doing our work,” public health officials said on social media on Thursday, February 25, 2021.
“Please do not share your personal information over the phone to individuals and groups that you do not know. There is no need to contact CK Police at this time to report these calls.”
For the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccinations in Chatham-Kent, CK Public Health officials are encouraging people to visit their dedicated page at: ckphu.com/covid-19-vaccine
Current situation in C-K
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 Friday, February 26, 2021.
The total number of COVID-19 cases increased by four and sits at 1,350 across Chatham-Kent.
CK Public Health officials say no one is hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent.
Public health officials announced four new recoveries, increasing the total to 1,324.
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.
Eight active cases are linked to close contact, four are unknown, two cases have information pending, one case is linked to institutional outbreaks outside of Chatham-Kent, one case is linked to institutional outbreaks in Chatham-Kent and one is linked to travel.
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.
An update on Chatham-Kent’s level is expected to be announced today.
Watch for further details.
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.