48 new COVID cases from over the weekend in C-K

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It was a rather contagious weekend in Chatham-Kent, as 48 new cases of COVID-19 were reported compared to Friday.

According to CK Public Health, there were also 33 cases deemed resolved, meaning we saw an uptick of 15 active cases, to 122.

As well, there are seven areas listed in outbreak, up two from Friday. Six of them are in schools.

The seventh is Copper Terrace, a seniors’ facility.

The schools in outbreak are St. Ursula’s in Chatham, St. Elizabeth in Wallaceburg, Eben-Ezer Christian and McNaughton Avenue Public schools in Chatham, as well as Tilbury District High School and Lambton-Kent Composite School.

There are a dozen patients in hospital at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance due to COVID-19, four of whom are not from here.

Of the 12, seven are in the ICU and two are on ventilators.

Two of the 12 in hospital are also fully vaccinated, hospital officials said.

The ICU is at 80-per-cent occupancy, while the medical/surgical/critical care units are at more than 90-per-cent occupancy.

A half dozen CKHA staff are off work due to either contracting COVID-19 or potentially being exposed to it.

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