Friday, May 7, 2021

Active COVID-19 case count rises to 39 in Chatham-Kent

The active case count increased by three 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, May 3, 2021.

The total number of COVID-19 cases increased by 14 and sits at 1,785 across Chatham-Kent.

CK Public Health officials say five people are hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent, three more than on Friday.

Public health officials announced 11 new recoveries, increasing the total at 1,733.

Two un-named workplace outbreaks remain active.

21 of the active cases across Chatham-Kent are linked to close contact, seven cases are linked to workplace outbreaks, six cases have information pending, three cases are unknown and two are linked to travel.

CK Public Health officials say a total of 166 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 105,441 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

Public health officials say 35,228 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to date, while 33,678 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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