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COVID-19 death toll reaches 72 in Chatham-Kent

The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit provided the latest COVID-19 statistics in the community on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

Two new COVID-19 deaths were reported on Wednesday.

A total of 72 Chatham-Kent residents have died from the virus since the pandemic began in March of 2020, public health officials say.

CK Public Health officials say 145 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Wednesday, increasing the total number of cases to 8,464 since the pandemic began.

A total of eight people were hospitalized for COVID-19 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, public health officials added.

The current seven day rolling average case count (average number per day) sits at 21.

Public health officials say six outbreaks are active across Chatham-Kent.

A total of 222,987 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to date, 85,161 people 5+ have received at least one dose, 82,230 people 5+ have received two doses and 50,615 people 5+ have received three doses.

CK Public Health officials say as of the week of May 1 the Chatham-Kent COVID-19 Surveillance Report will be updated once per week on Wednesdays by 11 a.m.

The current situation page in Chatham-Kent can be seen, here.

Public health officials say to access regular reporting by the province for Ontario and public health units, go to the Ministry COVID data section and to Public Health Ontario’s COVID Data Tool.

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