Active cases in C-K crack 50

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After recording the lowest number of active COVID-19 cases since August, the active COVID-19 count is on the rise.

In early November, there was a total of 38 active cases. That was the lowest it’s been since Aug. 24, when there were 36 active cases.

However, active cases have been on the rise.

As of Nov. 12, figures from CK Public Health show the active case count here at 52, up six from the previous day.

This is a result of 13 new cases against seven deemed resolved.

COVID-19 has also claimed the life of a local woman in her 50s. This is the 24th Chatham-Kent resident who has died due to the virus.

Two patients remain in hospital, and the number of outbreaks remains at two – one in a workplace and the other at a school.

There were 598 new cases of the virus reported across Ontario on Friday, with 376 cases being people who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown vaccination status and 222 people who are fully vaccinated.

A total of 207 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, including 158 who are not fully vaccinated or have an unknown status and 49 who are fully vaccinated.

The number of fully vaccinated adults (18+) in Chatham-Kent remains at 83 percent. Meanwhile, 69 percent of children aged 12-17 have received both doses, while only 66 percent of residents in CK from the 18-29 years-old group have received both doses.

Bird Bouchard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Ridgetown Independent News

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