Monday, April 19, 2021

Active COVID-19 case count down to 11 in Chatham-Kent

The active COVID-19 case count has dropped by two and sits at 11 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 Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

The total number of COVID-19 cases went up by one and sits at 1,354 across Chatham-Kent.

CK Public Health officials say one person is hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent, one more than on Tuesday.

Public health officials announced three new recoveries, increasing the total to 1,334.

There remains one active COVID-19 outbreak across the community, which is the institutional outbreak at Fairfield Park in Wallaceburg.

However, Fairfield Park officials announced on Wednesday that there are no active cases remaining as part of the outbreak. Details, here.

A total of 100 cases have been linked to this outbreak, which was first declared on January 10, 2021.

Five of the active cases are unknown, four are linked to close contact and two cases have information pending.

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.

Public health officials announced on Monday that over 3,600 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to date. Details, here.

Beginning on Monday, March 1, 2021, Chatham-Kent moved into the ‘Orange-Restrict’ tier of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open framework.

“Each colour level will be reassessed every two weeks,” CK Public Health officials say.

Public health officials are reminding people to:

Here is more details about the ‘Orange-Restrict’ tier:

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.

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