Active COVID-19 case count drops to 38 in C-K, outbreak declared at Blenheim’s high school

The active COVID-19 case count dropped by three over the weekend and now sits at 38 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 19, 2021.

The total number of COVID-19 cases increased by 17 and sits at 1,726 across Chatham-Kent.

CK Public Health officials say one person is hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent, one more than on Friday.

Public health officials announced 20 new recoveries, increasing the total at 1,675.

A school outbreak at Blenheim District High School was announced by public health officials on Monday.

The outbreak was declared on April 16, 2021 and involves two cases.

A school outbreak at UCC in Chatham was declared over on Monday as well.

A school outbreak at A.A. Wright Public School in Wallaceburg, along with two un-named workplace outbreaks, remain active.

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

CK Public Health officials say a total of 114 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 29,183 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered to date, while 27,701 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.

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 six weeks, after Provincial officials announced on Friday they were extending it for an additional two 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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