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4 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Tuesday

Tuesday May 26th, 2020, 9:27am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 4 additional cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the local total to 916. They said 488 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 912 on Monday May 25th to 916 on Tuesday May 26th.

Tuesday’s four new cases represent the lowest number of new daily cases since April 13th’s three new cases.

Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says 2 of the 4 new cases reported Tuesday are people working in the agri-farm sector.  Medical Officer of Health Dr. Wajid Ahmed noted a total of 90 to 100 agri-farm workers have contracted COVID-19 locally since the pandemic began.

The Health Unit says there have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Tuesday and the local death toll stands at 63.

The Health Unit says the outbreaks at Regency Park and Sun Parlour Home have ended, but there are still ongoing outbreaks at two long-term care and retirement facilities:

  • Chartwell Royal Oak Long-Term Care Residence
  • Heron Terrace

The Health Unit says 15,635 total tests have been conducted since testing began locally and 1,020 tests are pending as of Tuesday.

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