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204 Positive Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor-Essex, Monday Morning

Monday April 6th, 2020, 9:26am


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 20 additional cases of COVID-19 as of Monday morning bringing the local total to 204. Sixteen people have recovered locally and there are three deaths.

As of Monday morning, the Health Unit says 1,534 people have been tested and 148 tests are still pending.

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health for Windsor-Essex says the sudden rise in positive cases over the last several days was due to the delays in testing in Ontario and tests being performed now are taking between 24 and 48 hours for results.

There are six current outbreaks at local long term care facilities and the Health Unit is expected to release more details on case counts this afternoon. “Managing these outbreaks is a priority for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit,” said Dr. Ahmed.

The Health Unit is now recommending concerned citizens report businesses and individuals violating the recent provincial orders through three different channels.

The Health Unit says those concerned with restaurants, bars other regulated businesses that are not following provincial closure laws should call the Health Unit. CEO Theresa Marentette says fines for businesses not complying can be fined up to $5000 per day.

Those not following physical distancing, reports of non-essential businesses open, and people gathering in groups larger than 5 should be reported to 311 or your local municipal bylaw office in Essex County, according to the Health Unit.

The Health Unit says reports of people not adhering to self-isolation orders or quarantine orders based on travel should be made to the non-emergency lines of Windsor Police, or the OPP.

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