Five Additional Deaths, 12 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Tuesday

Tuesday April 28th, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 12 additional cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning, bringing the local total to 581. They said 159 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 569 on Monday April 27th to 581 on Tuesday April 28th.

The Health Unit announced five additional local deaths due to COVID-19 as of Tuesday bringing the local death toll to at 43.  Dr. Wajid Ahmed says two females in their 80s, a female in her 60s, a male in his 50s, and a female in her 50s passed away.  Dr. Ahmed says four of the five who passed away had pre-existing medical conditions.

Of the 43 deaths, the Health Unit says 30 deaths have been from long-term care or retirement homes.  Dr. Ahmed says the Franklin Gardens nursing home is once again under outbreak with one resident and one staff member reporting cases.  The Health Unit says Sun Parlour Home, Heron Terrace, Lifetimes on Riverside, AMICA at Windsor, and Country Village Homes remain under outbreak.

As of Tuesday morning, 6,199 tests have been conducted and 856 tests are still pending.

With Transit Windsor resuming operations next Monday, Dr. Ahmed detailed new recommendations for transit users.

He said riders should not take public transit if they are feeling unwell, should physically distancing from the driver and other riders, should not touch anything in bus shelters, and should use hand sanitizer when getting on and off buses. He said while wearing a mask has not been proven to protect the wearer, masks can be worn as an additional precaution to protect others.

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