Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Active COVID-19 case count rises to 41 in Chatham-Kent

The active COVID-19 case count increased by four and now sits at 41 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 Friday, April 16, 2021.

The total number of COVID-19 cases increased by seven and sits at 1,709 across Chatham-Kent.

CK Public Health officials say no one is hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent.

Public health officials announced three new recoveries, increasing the total at 1,655.

A new un-named workplace outbreak was announced by public health officials on Friday.

School outbreaks at A.A. Wright Public School in Wallaceburg and UCC in Chatham, along with one other un-named workplace outbreak, remain active.

25 of the active cases across Chatham-Kent are linked to close contact, six are unknown, five cases have information pending, three cases are linked to school outbreaks, one case is linked to workplace outbreaks and one case is linked to outbreaks outside of Chatham-Kent.

CK Public Health officials say a total of 105 Chatham-Kent residents have had COVID-19 with a variant of concern or related mutation.

Since the pandemic began last March, a total of 13 people from Chatham-Kent have died from COVID-19.

A total of 101,694 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

Public health officials say 28,758 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered to date, while 27,310 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Chatham-Kent.

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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