Chatham-Kent has hit another pandemic milestone – 5000 confirmed cases since March, 2020. 

Today’s report includes 80 new cases, although officials warn this is an underestimate because of reduced testing. The 7-day rolling average sits at 87.

Public Health has declared a 12th COVID outbreak in Chatham-Kent, this time involving another group home in the community. There are now four outbreaks affecting congregate living settings, seven at long term care or retirement homes, and the dialysis unit at CKHA.

At the Health Alliance, 29 COVID patients are being treated, five of whom are in the ICU.

ICU occupancy sits at 70% today, beds in the PCU are just under 67% filled, and occupancy of the medical, surgical and critical care units sits at just over 90%.

77 staff are off work, another 76 isolating at work, and one working from home.