The 16th COVID-19 death has been confirmed in Chatham-Kent.
Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit officials announced the death on the ‘current status’ page of their website on Monday, June 7, 2021.
Jeff Moco, a spokesperson for CK Public Health, told the Sydenham Current the most recent death was a man in his 70s.
Moco added the man died over the weekend died at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, but was not an outbreak-related patient.
Public health officials also announced on Monday that 63% of Chatham-Kent’s population 12 + have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
A total of 67,189 doses have been administered to date, while 59,391 people have received at least one dose.
The active COVID-19 case count increased by one over the weekend and now sits at 18.
The total number of COVID-19 cases increased by four and sits at 1,869 across Chatham-Kent.
CK Public Health officials say six people are hospitalized with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent.
Public health officials announced that two more cases have been resolved and the total now sits at 1,835.
There are currently zero active outbreaks.
11 of the active cases across Chatham-Kent are linked to close contact, four cases have information pending, one case is unknown, one case is linked to the institutional outbreak and one case is linked to travel.
CK Public Health officials say a total of 239 Chatham-Kent residents have had COVID-19 with a variant of concern or related mutation.
A total of 113,100 tests for the virus have been completed to date.