Two new cases, three more recovered

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Two Chatham-Kent men in their 30s are the latest local victims of COVID-19, CK Public Health reported on Thursday.

Active cases managed to decline despite the new cases. In the past 24 hours, three individuals recovered, leaving only eight ongoing cases.

No individuals are hospitalized.

After a one-day reprieve from reporting less than 100 new cases, Ontario is back up again. On Thursday, 118 new cases were announced. The majority of Ontario cases continue to come from the Toronto, Peel and Ottawa region, according to provincial data. 

Windsor-Essex went up to 82 unresolved cases, after its public health unit reported 12 new ones on Thursday morning. Leamington County also saw a new outbreak in an agricultural workplace.

The rest of Chatham-Kent’s neighbours are reporting a decrease in active cases as of Thursday.

Sarnia-Lambton decreased to four active cases, Southwestern Public Health (Oxford- Elgin-St. Thomas) and London-Middlesex are each reporting 25 ongoing cases.

Walpole Island to end bridge checkpoint

Walpole Island will lift its bridge checkpoint for non-residents at the end of this month.

Chief Daniel Miskokomon issued a press release.

“We’ve seen decreases in the number of cases of COVID-19 here and in the surrounding communities. We will continue to monitor these numbers and ask that everyone continue to follow physical distancing guidelines and face-covering recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” he stated in a media release.

The decision was made by the First Nation’s council on Tuesday. They also approved a recommendation to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces.

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