C-K sees 10th COVID death and new school outbreak

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A woman in her 90s passed away from COVID-19 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Saturday.

This is the tenth COVID-19 death that the municipality has seen since the onset of the pandemic more than a year ago. However, its death rate still remains one of the lowest in the province.

CK Public Health reported the death on Monday along with 38 new cases and 25 recoveries.
The active total has gone up by 12 cases for a total of 103. The cumulative total of cases has now reached 1,534, approximately 1.5 per cent of the local population.

CK Public Health notified the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) on Friday that the medical officer of health declared an outbreak at A. A. Wright Public School in Wallaceburg, where five staff and/or students tested positive.

CK Public Health will contact students or staff who have been in contact with the individuals.

“Families are encouraged to remain vigilant and follow the health and safety protocols in place to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, including completing the daily school screening assessment tool,” stated LKDSB in a release.

Three classes and two bus cohorts are isolating, for a total of 50 people. The school remains open with exception to the isolating cohorts.

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