Chatham-Kent lost its 87th resident to COVID-19 over the past week.
CK Public Health reported the death in its weekly update.
We are averaging nine new cases of COVID-19 per day – a number that only represents those who test positive through the COVID-19 Assessment Centre. The true number is much higher, Public Health officials stress, as the figure listed only represents high-risk people currently eligible for PCR testing..
There is one new outbreak of the virus this week, in a group home. All other outbreaks have been controlled.
To date, there have been 9,912 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the municipality.
With Health Canada giving approval for the Pfizer bivalent vaccine, everyone aged 12 and over is eligible to get a bivalent COVID-19 booster dose starting Oct. 17 if they have completed their primary COVID-19 vaccine series.
The Ontario government asks people to stay up-to-date with their vaccines as we enter respiratory illness season.