28 New Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex, One New Death, Friday Afternoon

Friday April 10th, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 28 additional cases of COVID-19 as of Friday afternoon, bringing the local total to 290, and one additional death, bringing the total to eight locally.

Officials say a woman in her eighties passed away April 9th after several days in hospital. Out of respect for the family, the Health Unit says they will not be releasing further details at this time.

“I and the team at WECHU would like to express our condolences to the family during this sad and difficult time. It is with great remorse that I share the news of this loss for our community,” says Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health.

The Health Unit says 2,088 tests have been conducted and 249 tests are still pending.  They say 23 people locally have recovered.

To date, of the eight outbreaks in Long-Term care, Health Unit officials say one outbreak has been resolved: Riverside Place.

Current Long-Term Care Facilities and Retirement Homes in COVID-19 outbreak include:

  1. Amica Riverside (Windsor)
  2. County Village Homes (Woodslee)
  3. Extendicare Southwood Lakes (Windsor)
  4. Frankin Gardens (Leamington)
  5. Heron Terrace (Windsor)
  6. Lifetimes on Riverside (Windsor)
  7. Village of St. Clair (Windsor)

The Health Unit says everyone should continue practicing the following measures:

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

Individuals who suspect they have COVID-19 or are wondering if they should be tested should consult Ontario’s Self-Assessment Tool.

If you need further assistance, call TeleHealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or your health care provider. You can also call the WECHU at 519-258-2146 extension 1420.

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