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7 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Thursday

Thursday May 28th, 2020, 9:03am


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 7 additional cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, bringing the local total to 927. They said 492 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 920 on Wednesday May 27th to 927 on Thursday May 28th.

Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says all seven of the new cases reported Thursday are people working in the agri-farm sector.

Marentette says the random testing the Health Unit has been planning will begin Friday.  Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health says the Health Unit will set up a temporary testing facility at random, popular locations around Windsor and Essex County.

He says the Health Unit hopes to conduct around 1,300 tests in Windsor and around 1,000 in Essex County for a total of around 2,300 to 2,400 tests.  Dr. Ahmed says the time frame for the random testing depends on the number of people who are willing to get tested, but expects it may take a week and a half to two weeks to fully complete random testing.

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

The Health Unit says there are ongoing outbreaks at two long-term care and retirement facilities:

  • Chartwell Royal Oak
  • Heron Terrace

The Health Unit says 16,486 total tests have been conducted since testing began locally and 1,107 tests are pending as of Thursday.


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