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Active cases drop in C-K, one outbreak resolved

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There was some good news Tuesday, as the number of active COVID-19 cases dropped in Chatham-Kent.

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A total of five new cases were reported, along with 29 recoveries, leaving 116 active cases. Sixteen people are hospitalized, a drop of one from the previous day. Three are fully vaccinated while the rest are not. Four are in intensive care.

The cumulative total grew to 2,238 cases in Chatham-Kent since the pandemic began.

There are currently two current outbreaks, but the one reported at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance medicine unit has been resolved.

The outbreak on the rehabilitation/stroke unit, declared on Saturday, remains active.

The hospital’s essential visitor and care partner access policy remains in Phase 3 Green, although there will be no visitors/care partners allowed for patients on the rehabilitation/stroke unit while it remains in active outbreak.

There is no change to care partner access for end-of-life patients on the outbreak unit and other exceptions may be permitted through the established visitor restrictions appeals process.

Questions or concerns about visitor restrictions can be directed to the primary nurse and/or patient relations.

Provincially, there were 577 new cases reported Tuesday, of which 452 cases were in those not fully vaccinated or with an unknown vaccination status, while 125 were reported in fully vaccinated individuals.

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