Sunday, April 11, 2021

Active COVID-19 cases drop to 56 in Chatham-Kent

The active COVID-19 case count has dropped by six and now sits at 56 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 Thursday, April 8, 2021.

The total number of COVID-19 cases increased by one and sits at 1,665 across Chatham-Kent.

CK Public Health officials say two people are hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent, one more than on Wednesday.

Public health officials announced seven new recoveries, increasing the total at 1,597.

Institutional outbreaks at Meadow Park Nursing Home in Chatham and Hudson Manor, a retirement home in Tilbury, remain active.

Three un-named workplace outbreaks also remain active.

30 of the active cases across Chatham-Kent are linked to close contact, 10 are unknown, eight cases have information pending, four cases are linked to workplace outbreaks in Chatham-Kent and three cases are linked to the institutional outbreaks in Chatham-Kent.

CK Public Health officials say a total of 69 Chatham-Kent residents have had COVID-19 with a variant of concern or related mutation.

64 of the cases had a mutation detected with “no lineage identified”, while five 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 12 people from Chatham-Kent have died from COVID-19.

A total of 99,454 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

Public health officials say 25,954 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.

The Province also declared a state of emergency and issued a ‘stay-at-home’ order for all of Ontario.

The order came into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021 and is expected to last for 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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