Thursday, January 27, 2022

COVID-19 hospitalizations drop to 28, ICU capacity at 70% in Chatham-Kent

CK Public Health and the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance have released the latest COVID-19 data in the community on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

Hospital officials say there are 28 COVID-19 positive patients at the Health Alliance overall, with one patient from outside of Chatham-Kent.

CKHA officials say 11 of the 28 patients are unvaccinated and the average age of the COVID-19 positive patients is 74-years-old.

The ICU at the hospital is at 70% occupancy on Wednesday and five ICU patients are COVID-19 positive.

Four ventilators are in use in the ICU, with all four of those patients being COVID-19 positive, hospital officials say.

CKHA officials say 77 staff are off due to COVID-19 exposure.

CK Public Health officials say 71 new COVID-19 cases have been reported since Tuesday, increasing the total number of cases to 4,863 since the pandemic began.

Public health officials say the current seven day rolling average case count (average number per day) sits at 102.

“Confirmed cases underestimate the true number of COVID-19 infections in Chatham-Kent,” public health officials added.

“Numbers reported since December 31, 2021 should be interpreted with caution and only capture high risk people currently eligible for PCR testing.”

CK Public Health officials say the first initial screening results, indicating suspect Omicron variant, have been received recently, adding they can assume Omicron to be the predominant circulating variant of concern in Chatham-Kent.

Public health officials say 10 outbreaks are active across Chatham-Kent:

– An outbreak at an un-named group home, declared on January 11, 2022, involves two cases.

– An outbreak at an un-named group home, declared on January 10, 2022, involves six cases.

– An outbreak at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s Dialysis Unit, declared on January 10, 2022, involves three cases.

– An outbreak at Copper Terrace (2N) in Chatham, declared on January 10, 2022, involves four cases.

– An outbreak at Riverview Gardens (4E & 2W) in Chatham, declared on January 10, 2022, involves seven cases.

– An outbreak at an un-named group home, declared on January 7, 2022, involves eight cases.

– An outbreak at St. Angela’s Meadow Retirement Lodge in Chatham, declared on January 4, 2022, involves four cases.

– An outbreak at Wallaceburg Retirement Residence, declared on January 4, 2022, involves nine cases.

– An outbreak at Hudson Manor in Tilbury, declared on January 3, 2022, involves 21 cases.

– An outbreak at Tilbury Manor Nursing Home, declared on January 2, 2022, involves four cases.

Public health officials say a total of 200,464 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to date, 84,397 people 5+ have received at least one dose, 79,391 people 5+ have received two doses and 39,336 5+ have received three doses.

Since the pandemic began in March of 2020, a total of 33 Chatham-Kent residents have died from COVID-19.

The full “current situation” page can be found, here.

The Province of Ontario announced on Monday more restrictions are being implemented due to the Omicron variant. Details, here.

The latest COVID-19 information from the Province of Ontario can be found, here.

More COVID-19 information from the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit can be found, here.

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