Thursday, September 23, 2021

17 people hospitalized, active COVID-19 case count rises to 140 in C-K

Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit officials updated their ‘current status’ page of their website on Monday, September 13, 2021.

The active COVID-19 case count has risen to 140, 18 more than on Friday.

Public health officials say 74.7% of the active cases are unvaccinated, 11.8% are partially vaccinated, 7.7% are unknown and 5.9% are fully vaccinated. These figures are as of September 4, 2021, public health officials say.

A total of 17 people with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent are hospitalized, eight more than on Friday.

The total number of COVID-19 cases is 2,233 across Chatham-Kent, 53 more than on Friday.

A total of 2,076 cases have been resolved.

A total of 79 active cases are linked to close contact, 29 cases are unknown, 18 cases have information pending, 13 cases are outbreak related and one case is linked to travel.

Three outbreaks are currently active, including:

– An un-named community setting, first declared on September 10, 2021, involving seven cases.

– Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Rehab Unit, declared September 11, 2021, involving three cases.

– Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Medicine A Unit, declared September 6, 2021, involving three cases.

An un-named workplace outbreak first declared on September 7, 2021, was declared over on September 12, 2021. This outbreak involved four cases.

CK Public Health officials say the Delta variant continues to be the predominant circulating variant of concern in Chatham-Kent and Ontario.

“The majority of current cases among people living in CK have initial mutation screening results in line with the Delta variant,” public health officials added.

Public health officials say a total of 139,943 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to date, 74,499 people 12+ have received at least one dose and 68,295 people 12+ have received two doses.

A total of 129,012 tests for the virus have been completed to date.

Since the pandemic began in March of 2020, a total of 17 people from Chatham-Kent have died from COVID-19.

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