Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Active COVID-19 cases drop to 80, new workplace outbreak, variant of concern data in C-K

The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit has updated their ‘current situation’ page, which provides a summary of COVID-19 cases and testing in Chatham-Kent, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Local public health officials have also released data on variants of concern for the COVID-19 virus in Chatham-Kent.

CK Public Health officials say a total of 45 Chatham-Kent residents have had COVID-19 with a variant of concern or related mutation.

41 of the cases had a mutation detected with “no lineage identified”, while four cases had detected the B.1.1.7 variant of concern, also known as the U.K. variant, public health officials say.

The active COVID-19 case count has dropped by 10 and now sits at 80 across Chatham-Kent.

The total number of COVID-19 cases increased by five and sits at 1,606 across Chatham-Kent.

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

Public health officials announced 15 new recoveries, increasing the total at 1,516.

A new un-named workplace outbreak in Chatham-Kent was announced on Tuesday by public health officials.

“It’s a workplace not open to the public and there are currently four cases linked to it,” Jeff Moco, a spokesperson for CK Public Health, told the Sydenham Current.

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

Also, an institutional outbreak at Hudson Manor, a retirement home in Tilbury, involving two total cases, remains active.

55 of the active cases across Chatham-Kent are linked to close contact, 12 are unknown, eight cases have information pending, two cases are linked to the school outbreak, one case is linked to the institutional outbreak in Chatham-Kent and one case is linked to outbreaks in a community setting in 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 20,025 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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