Sunday, October 17, 2021

21st COVID-19 death in Chatham-Kent, active cases at 72

CK Public Health has announced the 21st COVID-19 death in Chatham-Kent.

Jeff Moco, a spokesperson for CK Public Health, told the Sydenham Current the most recent death was a man in his 60s, who died at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on October 9, 2021.

Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit officials also updated their ‘current status’ page of their website on Monday, October 12, 2021.

The active COVID-19 case count dropped to 72, 23 less than on Friday.

Public health officials say 74.3% of the active cases are unvaccinated, 11.6% are fully vaccinated, 8.2% are partially vaccinated, 3.8% are unknown and 2.1% are not yet protected. These figures are as of October 2, 2021, public health officials say.

A total of three people with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent are hospitalized, one less than on Friday.

The total number of COVID-19 cases is 2,600 across Chatham-Kent, 28 more than on Friday.

A total of 2,507 cases have been resolved.

A total of 41 active cases are linked to close contact, 18 cases are unknown, seven cases are outbreak related and six cases have information pending.

Public health officials say six outbreaks are active across Chatham-Kent, more more than on Friday:

– An outbreak was declared at Kid’s Connection Daycare in Chatham on Oct0ber 9, 2021 and involves two cases.

– An outbreak at St. Ursula Catholic School in Chatham remains actives and involves six total cases.

– An outbreak at St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Wallaceburg remains active and involves four total cases.

– An outbreak at Eben-Ezer Christian School in Chatham remains active and involves eight total cases.

– An outbreak at McNaughton Area Public School in Chatham remains active and involves seven total cases.

– An outbreak at Copper Terrace, a long-term care home in Chatham, remains active and involves five active cases.

“We are not doing well, Chatham-Kent,” CK Public Health officials posted on social media.

“Our community is currently sitting at 72 active COVID-19 cases, 28 of which were confirmed over the weekend. We have suffered another death in CK due to COVID-19. We are up to six active outbreaks, including four schools and one childcare setting. 27 of our active COVID-19 cases are located in places that center around children.”

CK Public Health officials added: “Get vaccinated. Encourage your children aged 12+ to get vaccinated. Follow the public health measures and restrictions currently in place. Give these kids a chance. Visit and find a clinic near you, today.”

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 147,097 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to date, 77,781 people 12+ have received at least one dose and 72,205 people 12+ have received two doses.

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