Effective June 1, 2023, the Chatham-Kent COVID-19 Surveillance Report has been paused.
Information about COVID-19 cases, testing and vaccine status in Chatham-Kent was last updated on this page on May 24, 2023.
Similar information for Chatham-Kent and the province continues to updated and 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:
- COVID-19 Data and Surveillance | Public Health Ontario
- Respiratory Virus Overview in Ontario | Public Health Ontario
- Ontario Respiratory Pathogen Bulletin | Public Health Ontario
- COVID-19: Current situation | Government of Canada
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 and Ontario.