COVID-19 numbers creeping upward in C-K

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The alarm bells may not be sounding, but there are signs of concern in Chatham-Kent in regard to COVID-19.

Four people have died in the past two weeks locally, and there were 115 new cases reported in the past seven days. CK Public Health officials remind residents the numbers are not indicative of our true statistics, as it only shows the number of people who have tested positive through the assessment centre.

Furthermore, for the first time since May, the percentage positive tests on residents who go to the assessment centre is above the provincial average, at 15.6 per cent compared to the Ontario average of 13.1 per cent.

A group home, Serenity Living in Blenheim, and Riverview Gardens are the three places of new outbreak in the past week. The Riverview outbreak has impacted more than 40 people, according to CK Public Health stats.

Fairfield Park long-term care in Wallaceburg also remains in outbreak.

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