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Three more COVID-19 deaths reported in Chatham-Kent

Three more deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Chatham-Kent.

Caress Lee Carpenter, spokesperson for CK Public Health, said one death occurred last week and two occurred earlier this week.

Carpenter added that the deaths were a man in his 60s and two women in their 90s.

A total of 52 Chatham-Kent residents have died from the virus since the pandemic began in March 2020.

CK public health officials say 41 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 6,244 since the start of the pandemic.

A total of 10 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, public health officials added.

The current seven-day average number of cases (average number per day) is 38.

Public health officials say five outbreaks are active in Chatham-Kent:

– An outbreak in an unnamed group home, declared on January 26, 2022, involves 30 cases.

– An outbreak in an unnamed group home, declared on January 25, 2022, involves two cases.

– An outbreak at Fairfield Park in Wallaceburg, declared on January 24, 2022, involves 10 cases.

– An outbreak at St. Andrew’s Residence in Chatham, declared on January 21, 2022, involves 15 cases.

– An outbreak in Village on the Ridge in Ridgetown, declared on January 17, 2022, involves 42 cases.

A total of 210,147 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to date, 84,787 people 5 years and older have received at least one dose, 80,452 people 5 years and older have received two doses and 46,450 5 years and more received three doses.

CK Public Health announced Monday that it has opened its COVID-19 vaccination clinics to walk-in clinics for all Chatham-Kent residents ages 5 and older who wish to receive their 1st, 2nd or booster dose.

Starting Monday, CK Public Health opened its Bradley Center clinic, located at 565 Richmond Street in Chatham, to walk-in appointments.

Public health officials say walk-ins will be accepted up to a half-hour before each clinic closes.

Residents who wish to secure a specific appointment time are encouraged to book in advance at www.GetYoutShotCK.ca or by dialing 519-351-1010 and leaving a message to be called back.

All previously booked appointments will be honored.

The next Bradley Center clinics offering the COVID-19 vaccine will take place:

– Saturday, February 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

– Monday, February 7, 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

– Wednesday, February 9, 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

– Thursday, February 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

– Saturday, February 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Public health officials say walk-in clinics remove barriers and provide added convenience for those still seeking COVID-19 vaccinations.

CK Public Health and RideCK have also extended their partnership to provide free public transportation to anyone traveling to or from a COVID-19 vaccination clinic through the end of February.

The complete “current situation” page can be found, here.

The province of Ontario announced on Monday that more restrictions were being implemented due to the Omicron variant. Details, here.

The latest COVID-19 information from the Province of Ontario can be found, here.

More COVID-19 information from the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit can be found, here.