Thursday, January 27, 2022

Active COVID-19 case count rises to 100 in Chatham-Kent

Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit officials updated the ‘current status’ page of their website on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

The active COVID-19 case count rose to 100, 12 more than on Wednesday.

Five people with COVID-19 from Chatham-Kent are hospitalized.

The total number of COVID-19 cases is 2,995 across Chatham-Kent, 17 more than on Wednesday.

A total of 2,888 cases have been resolved.

A total of 59 active cases are linked to close contact, 18 cases are unknown, 13 cases have information pending and nine cases are outbreak related.

Public health officials say seven outbreaks are active across Chatham-Kent:

– An outbreak at Dresden Area Central School, declared on November 30, 2021, involves two cases.

– An outbreak at an un-named place of worship, declared on November 26, 2021, involves six cases.

– An outbreak at an un-named manufacturing workplace, declared on November 25, 2021, involves three cases.

– An outbreak at Elementary School Catholic Saint-Francis in Tilbury, declared on November 23, 2021, involves two cases.

– An outbreak at McNaughton Ave. Public School in Chatham, declared on November 18, 2021, involves three cases.

– An outbreak at St. Ursula Catholic School in Chatham, declared on November 18, 2021, involves two cases.

– An outbreak at an un-named place of worship, declared on November 15, 2021, involves 13 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 158,156 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to date, 80,989 people 12+ have received at least one dose and 77,659 people 12+ have received two doses.

Since the pandemic began in March of 2020, a total of 24 Chatham-Kent residents have died from COVID-19.

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

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