Active COVID-19 cases in C-K drops to 17

SARS-CoV-2, also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19. Handout

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Chatham-Kent’s number of active COVID-19 cases dropped significantly, plunging from 39 to 17 on Friday.

The latest figures from Chatham-Kent public health, released Friday afternoon, also showed another day of no new cases of the virus reported in Chatham-Kent.

There’s been some good news on the COVID front in Chatham-Kent this week, with the active cases dropping from 66 as of last Monday. The four people who were hospitalized at the beginning of the week have also since been released.

The number of people recovered is sitting at 337.

There have been 356 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent, which dropped earlier in the week when four false-positive cases were confirmed.

The source of the 17 active cases includes 13 stemming from close contact with an infected person, two at a workplace outbreak, one case pending and another case unknown.

The release from public health on Friday also included a weekly update on testing numbers.

To date, 20,235 individuals have been tested, up from 18,147 people being tested as of Aug. 14.