C-K’s first COVID-19 victim has recovered


Chatham-Kent’s first confirmed COVID-19 case, a male in his 50s, has made a full recovery.

The individual had returned home from a cruise prior to the federal Quarantine Act for returning travellers was invoked, and tested positive for the virus shortly after.

“He has done wonderfully,” Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health, said in a media release. “He has satisfied every quarantine measure that was put in place to prevent the spread of the infection.”
Colby commended the individual for his high level of co-operation throughout the entire process.

“When positive cases are confirmed, we work with the patient to conduct contact tracing, as well as those close to them to ensure they are absolutely clear on the measures in place to protect themselves and others. It was very obvious that this patient, in particular, was very committed to doing anything and everything asked of him.”

This marks Chatham-Kent’s first recovered case. Five more confirmed cases remain in isolation.

For more information regarding COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent, visit www.ckpublichealth.com/covid19.




  1. How did he recover? What was done? Did he develop
    antibodies? Please share the rest if the story?
    Did they give him a magic potion?

    • Jim, getting information out of Public Health has at times been quite difficult. For instance, when we asked if two of the cases were discovered through the local assessment centre, we were told they could not say due to privacy laws. We weren’t identifying the victims, but just wanted to see how the cases were confirmed.


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