Daily Update on Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Chatham-Kent
Last updated: June 1 (updated daily by 12:30pm)
Active Cases: 10
Current Long-Term Care & Retirement Home Outbreaks
*102 confirmed cases are related to a local workplace outbreak (7 active cases, 95 recovered)
- A confirmed case is a person with laboratory confirmation of COIVD-19 infection. Guidance for testing has changed over the course of the pandemic.
- Confirmed cases reported are among Chatham-Kent residents ONLY. Numbers will differ from those reported by Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) which can include non-Chatham-Kent residents seeking care or assessment.
- Any confirmed case among a staff or resident in a long-term care or retirement home would trigger a declaration of an outbreak.
Last updated: June 1, 2020 (updated Monday to Friday by 12:30pm)
- Tests reported are among Chatham-Kent residents ONLY. Numbers will differ from those reported by Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) which may include non-Chatham-Kent residents and do not include testing sites outside of CKHA.
- Testing counts only reflect the tests that CK Public Health is aware of. Although the health unit should be notified of residents tested at community settings outside of CKHA and Chatham-Kent, tests are under-reported and numbers are a snapshot in time as notifications and results are received.
- Currently, ongoing testing numbers do not reflect asymptomatic residents and staff tested through the long term care home testing initiative (see below).
Long-Term Care Home Testing Initiative
On April 21, the Province directed health units to test all asymptomatic (without symptoms) residents and staff in long term care homes for COVID-19 as a one-time surveillance study. Over 900 staff and nearly 800 residents across Chatham-Kent’s 7 long-term care homes were tested in partnership with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham-Kent EMS & the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. This one-time testing was completed May 13 and all results were negative. More information.