13 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Friday

Friday June 12th, 2020

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Last updated: Friday June 12th, 10:05am

The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, bringing the local total to 1,133. They say 676 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 1,120 on Thursday June 11th to 1,133 on Friday June 12th.

Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says 8 of the new cases are workers in the agri-farms sector and 5 of the new cases are under investigation still.  Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health says a total of 280 cases have been agri-farm workers, representing 25 per cent of all cases locally.

There have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Friday and the local death toll stands at 67.

One long-term care home is, Country Village Homes in Woodslee, is under outbreak.

Workplaces Under Outbreak

Dr. Ahmed says the Health Unit will soon be providing details on businesses with outbreaks of COVID-19 with “two or more cases within a reasonable timeline to suggest transmission.”

But he says the Health Unit will not be naming individual businesses unless there is “a direct risk to the health of the general public.”  The Health Unit will instead list the sectors the businesses are in and the number of outbreaks in each sector.

Random Testing

Dr. Ahmed says 4,499 random tests have been conducted so far in Windsor Essex (excluding LaSalle and Leamington – results still being processed). Of those 4,499 tests, the Health Unit says only 4 total positive tests came back, and 3 of those 4 positives were asymptomatic.

Weekly Epidemiological Summary

Dr. Ahmed says Windsor-Essex has seen a high number of cases this week, with most cases in the agri-farm sector; the region has the fourth highest rate of cases in the province; the primary source of exposure is through close contact with confirmed cases; hospitalizations and ICU capacity are “within expected thresholds”; random testing has yielded “very few positives”; and the current rate of transmission (R0) has increased to more than 1 “signalling an increase in the spread of COVID-19.”

The entire presentation can be viewed at this link.

Current outcomes of local COVID-19 cases.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 over time.

COVID-19 exposure history for agri-farm workers.

COVID-19 exposure history over the past 30 days.

Distribution of COVID-19 cases by area, since the start of the pandemic.

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