UPDATED: 10 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Friday, Weekly Epidemiological Summary Presented

Friday May 1st, 2020

Posted at 9:15am


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 10 additional cases of COVID-19 as of Friday morning, bringing the local total to 604. They said 191 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 594 on Thursday April 30th to 604 on Friday May 1st.

The Health Unit says there have been no additional deaths as of Friday, and the local death toll stands at 50.

Of the 50 total, local deaths, the Health Unit says 36 of the deaths have been residents of long-term care and retirement homes.  The Health Unit says Extendicare Southwood Lakes, Franklin Gardens, Sun Parlour Home, Heron Terrace, Lifetimes on Riverside, AMICA at Windsor, and Country Village Homes remain under outbreak.

As of Friday morning 7,330 tests have been conducted and 1,350 tests are still pending.

Weekly Epidemiological Summary

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health, presented the Health Unit’s weekly epidemiological summary which looked at local case trends. He said currently, 1 per cent of local cases have been in intensive care, 3 per cent have been hospitalized, 9 per cent have died, 35 per cent self isolated, and 31 per cent have recovered.

Dr. Ahmed says this graph shows hospital admissions based on respiratory illness. It shows annual flu peaks and shows the increases due to COVID-19.

Dr. Wajid Ahmed says the Epidemic Curve helps to show the progression of the disease (symptom onset date).

Dr. Ahmed says this graph shows confirmed cases by date, broken down between community acquired and long-term care homes.

This graph shows regional and provincial rates of COVID-19 cases (per 100,000 population).

Dr. Ahmed says this graph shows how prevalent the disease is in the community based on positive cases per people tested. He said initially the positive number was closer to 20% and now it’s closer to 5%.

Dr. Ahmed says this graph shows test results in long-term care and retirement homes.

A breakdown of confirmed cases by age group and gender.

Dr. Ahmed presented this graph which shows the distribution of cases across Windsor and Essex County. He says Windsor has nearly 2/3 of the cases due to its population size.

Dr. Ahmed says this graph shows sources of exposure for positive cases. He says the recent travel-related cases are health care workers from Michigan.

This graph shows the distribution of cases across health care workers.

Of the COVID-19 cases confirmed in Windsor Essex, this graph shows the number of cases with medical conditions.

This graph shows the symptoms local cases have experienced and the prevalence of those symptoms.

This graph shows the number of hospitalizations and ICU admissions by date.

This graph shows the outcomes of cases. Currently 1 per cent of local cases have been admitted to the ICU, 3 per cent have been hospitalized, 9 per cent have died, the Health Unit is still gathering data on 21 per cent, 31 per cent of cases have resolved, and 35 per cent of cases have self isolated.

This graph shows a breakdown of the age and genders of local COVID-19 deaths.

This graph shows a breakdown of deaths between the long term care/retirement homes and the general population. Dr. Ahmed says 14.5 per cent of local COVID-19 deaths have occurred in long-term care/retirement homes and 4.1 per cent of deaths have occurred in the general community. The overall death rate from confirmed cases is 8.4 per cent, up from 6.1 per cent one week ago. Dr. Ahmed says this high fatality rate compared to the rest of the province is likely due to Windsor and Essex County’s large number of seniors.

Dr. Ahmed says the last slide is continues to show that we are continuing to flatten the curve.


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