Three Additional Deaths, 18 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex, Monday Morning

Monday May 4th, 2020

Posted at 9:14am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 18 additional cases of COVID-19 as of Monday morning, bringing the local total to 641. They said 202 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 623 on Sunday May 3rd to 641 on Monday May 4th.

The Health Unit says the majority of new cases are in long-term care homes but a breakdown will be presented Tuesday.

The Health Unit says there have been three additional deaths as of Monday bringing the local death toll to 54.  Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health, says a female in her 90s, a female in her 80s and a male in his 60s passed away on Sunday.  Dr. Ahmed says all three were residents of long term care homes.

Of the 54 total, local deaths, the Health Unit says 40 deaths have been residents of long-term care and retirement homes.

The Health Unit says one additional long-term care home is under outbreak: the Villages of St. Clair. They say AMICA, Sun Parlour, Lifetimes on Riverside, Franklin Gardens, Heron Terrace, Country Village Homes, and Extendicare Southwood Lakes remain under outbreak.

As of Monday morning 8,175 tests have been conducted and 1,379 tests are still pending.

Dr. Ahmed says with the reopening of some workplaces, plus nice weather, it’s still critical for people to practice physical distancing and other measures. “As the weather is getting nice and more and more people are spending time outdoors, it is important that we all continue to follow the public health guidance including physical distancing,” he said. “The disease has not gone away, it still exists in our community and it is important for us to take the appropriate precautions.”

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