11 New COVID-19 Cases In Windsor Essex, 4 New Outbreaks At LTC / Retirement Homes As Of Sunday

Sunday May 10th, 2020

Posted at 1:18pm

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 11 additional cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday afternoon, bringing the local total to 705. They said 263 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 694 on Saturday May 9th to 705 on Sunday May 10th.

The Health Unit says there have been no additional deaths as of Sunday and the local death toll stands at 59.

Of the 59 total, local deaths, the Health Unit says 45 deaths have been residents of long-term care and retirement homes.

As of Sunday afternoon, the Health Unit has declared COVID-19 outbreaks in four additional long-term care and retirement facilities bringing the total number of COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care and retirement homes for Windsor-Essex to fifteen.

Officials say an outbreak is declared when one person, staff or resident is confirmed with COVID-19. They say the new facilities added to the outbreak list all met the criteria of one person, staff or resident, having been confirmed positive for COVID-19. Officials say all the facilities have implemented outbreak protocols.

The Health Unit says the new facilities with outbreaks are: Dolce Vita in Windsor (1 resident), Leamington Mennonite Home (1 staff), Riverside Place in Windsor (1 staff), and Chartwell Oak Park Terrace (1 resident).

The Health Unit says there are still ongoing outbreaks at these facilities: AMICA, Sun Parlour, Lifetimes on Riverside, Franklin Gardens, Heron Terrace, Country Village Homes, Village at St. Clair, Chartwell Oak Park LaSalle, Berkshire, Chartwell Kingsville Retirement Residence, and Extendicare Southwood Lakes.

“We have completed testing of over 4000 residents and staff in long-term care and retirement homes these past few weeks and were prepared for this,” says Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health. “The WECHU is in contact with all long-term care and retirement homes regularly to provide guidance for enhanced health and safety precautions and outbreak management.”

The Health Unit’s data shows a total of 186 residents and 87 staff of local long-term care and retirement homes have, or have had COVID-19 as of Sunday.

As of Sunday afternoon, 10,893 tests have been conducted and 1,668 tests are pending.

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