Another COVID-19 death in C-K

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Chatham-Kent saw its 21st COVID-19-related death over the weekend.

A man in his 60s passed away Saturday in hospital.

However, the long weekend delivered some good news on the COVID-19 front.

Over the course of the weekend, CK Public Health reported 28 new cases of the virus locally. But 50 more were deemed resolved. Combined with the unfortunate death, this dropped the active case count by 23 to 72

As well, there are just three local residents in hospital now in Chatham-Kent with the virus.

There are five people overall in the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance with COVID-19.

One of the five is fully vaccinated. Two people sit in the ICU, and one of those is on a ventilator.

Five CKHA personnel are off either due to contracting COVID-19 or being exposed to the virus.

There is a new place of outbreak as of this morning as well. Kids Connection Daycare on St. Clair Street in Chatham has two cases reported there. At least one case is a child, according to provincial health information.

Four schools – Eben-Ezer, McNaughton Avenue, St. Ursula and St. Elizabeth – as well as Copper Terrace seniors’ home, are still listed in outbreak.

Meanwhile, our vaccination rate remains sluggish, garnering us attention from large-market media outlets, such as the Toronto Star. Our double vaccination rate for everyone aged 12-plus is 77 per cent.

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