CK Status-Current Situation in Chatham-Kent

Effective May 1, 2023, the Chatham-Kent COVID-19 Surveillance Report will be updated bi-weekly in May (2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 11:00AM) and will pause as of June 1, 2023. 


Information about COVID-19 cases, testing and vaccine status in Chatham-Kent can be found in the report below, updated bi-weekly on Wednesdays by 11:00am. Update will capture the most recently completed 2-week surveillance period (Sunday to Saturday weeks) and reflect change since the last update. On the day of update, visuals in the report may be refreshing from 10:00 to 11:00am - do not reference this page during this time. Please use the side bar in the report to scroll down the page, and navigate through the pages using the buttons along the top or at the bottom of the report. (View information in a full, new window).

Similar information is available through Public Health Ontario's interactive Ontario COVID-19 data tool, including case counts by hospitalizations and deaths, vaccine uptake by age, sex, and public health unit, outbreaks, and more.

Additional COVID-19 data sources and respiratory surveillance reports:

CK Public Health will be adjusting their approach towards integrated respiratory and outbreak surveillance reporting as we enter the fall of 2023. As COVID becomes normalized, case management guidelines have changed and data entry and reporting requirements have been reduced. Priority for surveillance continues to be identifying severe outcomes and supporting infection control in high risk congregate settings.

IMPORTANT! In December 2021, PCR testing eligibility and health unit case management practices in Ontario became limited to high risk individuals and those who live/work in high risk congregate settings. Further changes to testing guidance and recent closure of many testing sites across the province, will further impact availability of testing and detection of cases in the community. Since the beginning of 2022, reported case details have changed, and the number of lab-confirmed cases is considered an underestimate of the true burden of COVID-19 infection in Chatham-Kent.