Three Additional Deaths, 550 Total Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Saturday Afternoon

Saturday April 25th, 2020

Posted at 1:08pm

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit confirmed 9 additional cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday afternoon, bringing the local total to 550. They said 139 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 541 on Friday April 24th to 550 on Saturday April 25th.

The Health Unit has announced three additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Saturday afternoon bringing the local death toll to 38. They say three females, all in their nineties passed away yesterday. The Health Unit says all three women were positive for COVID-19 and were residents of long-term care.

“I share my sympathies with the families of these three women, who have lost their loved ones so unexpectedly during this difficult time,” says Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health.

The Health Unit says 5,381 tests have been conducted as of Saturday afternoon and 923 tests are still pending.

The Health Unit says there still outbreaks at five local long-term care and retirement homes in the community including AMICA, Sun Parlour, Lifetimes on Riverside, Heron Terrace, and Country Village Homes.

To protect yourself from COVID-19, the Health Unit says:

  • 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).

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