Chatham-Kent has first new cases of COVID-19 in almost two weeks

Chatham-Kent’s record streak of 12 consecutive days without a new case of COVID-19 ended Friday.

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Chatham-Kent’s record streak of 12 consecutive days without a new case of COVID-19 ended Friday.

Two new cases were reported by the Chatham-Kent public health unit, raising the municipality’s total to 368 cases.

The new cases are the first since one was reported Sept. 12. The 12-day stretch without a new case was the longest since the first case was confirmed in Chatham-Kent in March.

Only five new cases have been reported in September after there were 115 in August and 90 in July.

All three active cases stem from close contact with other cases.

No one is hospitalized.

The number of recoveries has risen to 363.

There have been 27,354 individuals tested in Chatham-Kent.

Two people have died in Chatham-Kent from COVID-19 since early April.

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