10 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex, Three New Deaths, As Of Sunday Afternoon

Sunday April 19th, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 10 additional cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday afternoon, bringing the local total to 462.

Cases increased from 452 on Saturday April 18th to 462 on Sunday April 19th. They say 58 people locally have recovered.

The Health Unit says 3,771 tests have been conducted as of Sunday and 676 tests are still pending.

The Health Unit is also reporting three new deaths in Windsor-Essex as of Sunday afternoon bringing the local death toll to 27. They say a female in her nineties, a male in his nineties and a female in her sixties have passed away.  The Health Unit says all three were positive for COVID-19 and were residents in long-term care or retirement homes. Currently, 20 of the 27 deaths reported for Windsor-Essex have occurred in five local long-term care and retirement homes.

“My condolences go to the family of these three individuals for the loss of their family member during this unprecedented crisis,” says Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health.

The Health Unit is currently monitoring ongoing outbreaks at seven long-term care and retirement homes including: AMICA, Sun Parlour, Lifetimes on Riverside, Franklin Gardens, Extendicare Southwood Lakes, Heron Terrace, and Country Village Homes which has the largest outbreak (64 residents, 22 staff).

To protect yourself from COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly;
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue;
  • Keep surfaces clean and disinfected;
  • Stay home unless it is essential to go out and stay home when you are sick;
  • Practice physical distancing (2 metres).

The Ontario Government is asking all Ontarians to stay home unless absolutely necessary for essential reasons, such as accessing health care services, shopping for groceries, picking up medication, walking pets when required, or supporting vulnerable community members with meeting essential needs. If you must leave your home, the Health Unit asks you to stay at least two meters apart from others.

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