Another Chatham-Kent resident has passed away from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 25.
According to Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent’s medical officer of health, the patient was a male in his 90s who was fully vaccinated.
According to Colby the rising number of local cases – 26 new today – is straining the health-care system.
At the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, there are 10 COVID positive cases in hospital, all of which are unvaccinated. There are six COVID-19 patients in the ICU, with five on ventilators.
One vented Chatham-Kent resident had to be moved to a hospital in Woodstock due to pressure on the system.
Six surgeries have been cancelled in recent days due to the influx of COVID-19 patients.
Overall, CK Public Health figures show three more cases of COVID-19 today in the municipality, at 149, as with the 26 new cases came 22 more deemed resolved and the one death.