Another retirement home impacted; COVID climbs

Jan 5 • COVID-19, Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments on Another retirement home impacted; COVID climbs

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Chatham-Kent continues to climb, as we have reached 140 today, up 15 from yesterday.

On top of that, a third long-term-care facility in Chatham-Kent is reporting an outbreak. Village on the Thames joins Copper Terrace and Riverview Gardens as active outbreak locations.

CK Public Health numbers indicated 29 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with 14 others being deemed resolved.

Four people are now in hospital in C-K with virus.

To date, three people have died of the illness in our municipality, while 662 have recovered.

Public Health reports there are outbreaks at six unnamed workplaces in the municipality, as well as one congregate living setting

Christmas gatherings are blamed by public health officials as the main source for the spike in case numbers locally.

“I want to remind everyone to respect the lockdown conditions, stay home as much as possible and do not host or attend indoor gatherings,” Dr. David Colby, Medical Officer of Health for Chatham-Kent, said in a recent media release.

To date, nearly 56,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Chatham-Kent.

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