Active COVID-19 cases drop to 90, total case count rises to 1,601

The active COVID-19 case count dropped by seven over the weekend and now sits at 90 across 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, March 29, 2021.

The total number of COVID-19 cases increased by 36 and sits at 1,601 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 43 new recoveries, increasing the total at 1,501.

An outbreak at an un-named place of worship has been declared over over, public health officials announced on Monday.

There remain two active COVID-19 outbreaks across the community:

– An institutional outbreak at Hudson Manor, a retirement home in Tilbury, involving two total cases.

– A school outbreak at A.A. Wright Public School in Wallaceburg, involving five total cases.

61 of the active cases across Chatham-Kent are linked to close contact, 13 are unknown, nine cases have information pending, three cases are linked to the school outbreak and two cases are linked to outbreaks outside of Chatham-Kent.

Since the pandemic began last March, a total of 10 people from Chatham-Kent have died from COVID-19.

A total of 94,864 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

Public health officials say 19,976 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered to date.

Beginning on Monday, March 22, 2021, Chatham-Kent moved into the ‘Red-Control’ tier of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open framework.

“Each colour level will be reassessed every two weeks,” local public health officials say.

Public health officials are reminding people to:

Here are the updated details about the ‘Red-Control’ 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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