Friday, November 26, 2021

22nd COVID-19 death confirmed in Chatham-Kent

CK Public Health has announced the 22nd COVID-19 death in Chatham-Kent.

Jeff Moco, a spokesperson for CK Public Health, told the Sydenham Current the death was a man in his 50s.

Moco said the man died on October 19 at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit officials also updated their ‘current status’ page of their website on Thursday, October 21, 2021.

The active COVID-19 case count dropped to 53, two less than on Wednesday.

Public health officials say 72.6% of the active cases are unvaccinated, 14.4% are fully vaccinated, 7.5% are partially vaccinated, 3.5% are unknown and 1.9% are not yet protected. These figures are as of October 16, 2021, public health officials say.

A total of three people with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent remain hospitalized.

The total number of COVID-19 cases is 2,674 across Chatham-Kent, nine more than on Wednesday.

A total of 2,599 cases have been resolved.

A total of 30 active cases are linked to close contact, 15 cases are unknown, seven cases have information pending and one is outbreak related.

Public health officials say three outbreaks remain active across Chatham-Kent:

– An unnamed workplace outbreak remains actives and involves nine cases.

– The outbreak at Kid’s Connection Daycare in Chatham remains active and involves three cases.

– The outbreak at McNaughton Area Public School in Chatham remains active and involves seven 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 149,361 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to date, 78,638 people 12+ have received at least one dose and 73,782 people 12+ have received two doses.

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

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