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13 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex, 1 New Death, 2 New LTC Outbreaks As Of Wednesday

Wednesday May 13th, 2020, 9:11am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 13 additional cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday morning, bringing the local total to 745. They said 300 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 732 on Tuesday May 12th to 745 on Wednesday May 13th.

The Health Unit announced one additional death due to COVID-19 as of Wednesday bringing the local death toll to 62. Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health says a man in his 60’s passed away yesterday.

Of the 62 total, local deaths, the Health Unit says 47 deaths have been residents of long-term care and retirement homes.

The Health Unit says there are two long-term care homes with new outbreaks: Banwell Gardens (1 staff) and Regency Park (1 staff); and ongoing outbreaks at fifteen other 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, Extendicare Southwood Lakes, Dolce Vita, Leamington Mennonite Home, Riverside Place, Chartwell Oak Park Terrace.

The Health Unit’s data shows a total of 190 residents and 92 staff of local long-term care and retirement homes have, or have had COVID-19 as of Wednesday.

As of Wednesday morning, 12,203 tests have been conducted and 1,869 tests are pending.

Dr. Ahmed said the risk of COVID-19 has not changed in the last few weeks, despite the fact that it hasn’t increased, and the public should continue to take all measures to prevent the spread.  “Don’t get distracted by the people you see outside or the number of cars you see in the street, we still need to keep doing all of the things we have been doing to stop the spread,” he said.

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