A bit of good news on Chatham-Kent’s COVID front as the outbreak in the CKHA medicine unit has now been declared over. The outbreak in the hospital’s rehab/stroke unit remains active.

Infection Prevention and Control measures will remain in place across the organization and CKHA will continue to review and monitor the impact of the pandemic on its operations. 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 are currently 16 COVID patients being treated at the Health Alliance.

Overall, Chatham-Kent’s COVID numbers have dipped, now down to 116 active cases with just five new infections and 29 recoveries.

The community setting outbreak linked to Praise Fellowship Church on Park Avenue East is still active with nine total cases since September 10th. Public Health officials are asking anyone who was at the church since August 29th to get tested. However, that does not include those who may have voted or worked at the advance polls at the building this past weekend.