One new COVID case, 3 patients out of hospital

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Chatham-Kent is faring better than its neighbours when it comes to the decrease of active cases this week.

CK Public Health reported just one new case of COVID-19 and 10 recoveries on Wednesday afternoon.

Three out of four individuals have been cleared from the hospital. Forty cases remain active.

On Tuesday there were 360 cumulative COVID-19 cases. Four cases were removed from the count because they were false positives. Chatham-Kent’s cumulative case count now sits at 356.

Sarnia-Lambton sits with 12 active COVID-19 cases. Lambton Shores is the third municipality in the county to enact a mandatory mask bylaw, which will come into effect Monday. Wallaceburg’s neighbour, St. Clair township, voted down a similar motion this week at its municipal council meeting.

Ontario continues to see more than 100 new cases per day this week. On Wednesday, 102 new cases were reported.

One notable surge of new cases comes from Huron Perth which reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours. The county is also seeing a spike of cases from the Low-German speaking community.

Southwestern Public Health (Elgin-St. Thomas- Oxford), which has been dealing with a similar outbreak, has seen a slight increase in active cases, which now sits at 37. Eleven new cases were reported since Monday.

Active cases in Middlesex-London have doubled in the past 5 days. On Friday there were 17 active cases, on Wednesday they sit at 34.

Windsor-Essex has 103 active cases of the virus. Only two workplace and two long-term care facility outbreaks remain unresolved.

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