Sunday, April 11, 2021

Active COVID-19 cases drop to 73, new institutional outbreak in C-K

The active COVID-19 case count has dropped by four and now sits at 73 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, April 5, 2021.

The total number of COVID-19 cases increased by 24 and sits at 1,656 across Chatham-Kent.

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

Public health officials announced 28 new recoveries, increasing the total at 1,573.

A new COVID-19 institutional outbreak was announced by public health officials on Monday at Meadow Park Nursing Home in Chatham.

CK Public Health officials say the outbreak is linked to one case and was declared on Saturday, April 3, 2021.

Three un-named workplace outbreaks and an institutional outbreak at Hudson Manor, a retirement home in Tilbury, also remain active.

44 of the active cases across Chatham-Kent are linked to close contact, nine are unknown, nine cases are linked to workplace outbreaks in Chatham-Kent, six cases have information pending, three cases are linked to the institutional outbreak in Chatham-Kent, one case is linked to outbreaks outside of Chatham-Kent and one case is linked to outbreaks in a community setting in Chatham-Kent.

CK Public Health officials say a total of 66 Chatham-Kent residents have had COVID-19 with a variant of concern or related mutation.

62 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.

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

A total of 97,076 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

Public health officials say 23,574 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered to date.

Beginning on Saturday, April 3, 2021, Chatham-Kent moved into the ‘Grey-Shutdown’ tier of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open framework, along with the rest of the province.

Provincial officials say the provincewide “emergency brake” will be in place for at least four weeks.

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 or call the CK Public Health COVID-19 intake line at 519-355-1071 ex. 1900.

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