Two Chatham-Kent residents die of COVID-19

The COVID-19 deaths of two Chatham-Kent residents were reported Tuesday by the public health unit.

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Two Chatham-Kent residents have died of COVID-19 in the past week.

A man in his 70s died Monday and a woman in her 50s died April 2.

Both had been hospitalized in Chatham. Their deaths were reported Tuesday by the Chatham-Kent public health unit.

Twelve Chatham-Kent residents have died of COVID-19 during the pandemic. Six others with COVID-19 have died of non-COVID-related causes.

The public health unit reported four new cases and 13 resolved cases Wednesday. There were also four new cases Tuesday.

Active cases were down to 62, the fewest in Chatham-Kent since March 12. Thirty-four were linked to close contact with other cases.

The region’s cumulative total of 1,664 cases included 1,590 resolved cases. One Chatham-Kent resident was hospitalized.

Walpole Island First Nation was down to 12 active cases Wednesday.

No new outbreaks were reported as Chatham-Kent’s total stayed at five.

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Hudson Manor retirement home in Tilbury still had three cases and Meadow Park long-term care home in Chatham had one case. They combined for three active cases in Chatham-Kent residents.

Three active workplace outbreaks combined for six active cases in Chatham-Kent residents.

There have been 24,765 vaccine doses administered in Chatham-Kent.

Chatham-Kent’s had four variant cases and another 63 cases that were identified with mutations and are undergoing genomic analysis.

Chatham-Kent was down to seven confirmed student cases in four schools Wednesday afternoon.

Holy Family elementary school in Wallaceburg had three cases and two classes closed, Ursuline College Chatham had two cases and two classes closed, St. Ursula elementary school in Chatham had one case and one class closed, and Dresden Area central school had one case.

St. Joseph elementary school in Tilbury had three classes closed because of three probable cases.

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