Active COVID-19 cases climbing in C-K

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Jenna Cocullo, Local Journalism Initiative

Chatham-Kent’s cumulative COVID-19 cases have almost reached 200.

On Tuesday, CK Public Health reported nine new cases, for a total of 197.

One individual, in their mid- to late-50s, remains hospitalized. Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent’s medical officer of health, said the individual, who is at a hospital in Windsor, is pulling through.

The new cases are not from an institutional or workplace outbreak, according to Colby.

The risk of COVID-19 spread remains very low in the community. All the active cases are related to immediate family and close contact.  

On Friday, Sarnia-Lambton will be entering Stage 3 of reopening. The county only has seven active cases.

Middlesex-London Health Unit is reporting 12 active cases. Southwestern Public Health (Oxford- Elgin-St. Thomas) has eight.

Windsor-Essex, the only Southwest Ontario region left out of Stage 3 reopening, currently has 2,017 cumulative cases. More than 600 remain active.

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