Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Active case count drops to 39 in Chatham-Kent

The active case count dropped by one over the weekend and sits at 39 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 26, 2021.

The total number of COVID-19 cases increased by 13 and sits at 1,755 across Chatham-Kent.

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

Public health officials announced 14 new recoveries, increasing the total at 1,703.

The school outbreak at Blenheim District High School, which was linked to three total cases, was declared over on April 23, 2021, public health officials announced on Monday.

One un-named workplace outbreak remains active.

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

CK Public Health officials say a total of 147 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 103,556 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

Public health officials say 32,664 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered to date, while 31,165 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Chatham-Kent.

More details about COVID-19 vaccination in Chatham-Kent can be found, here.

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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