Two individuals have contracted COVID-19 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, prompting CK Public Health to declare an outbreak.
CKHA reported that on Wednesday one staff member and one patient on the COVID-19 Unit at its Chatham hospital received a positive test result.
Chatham-Kent Public Health formally declared CKHA to be in outbreak on Thursday. As soon as two or more staff or patients test positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period in a specified area, an outbreak is to be declared according to a provincial directive.
“We are confident we are able to get this outbreak under control, as we have put proper measures in place and continue to work closely with CK Public Health. We thank them for their ongoing support as we work together to keep our patients and families safe,” CKHA officials wrote in a statement.