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

Thursday June 4th, 2020, 9:05am


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 14 additional cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, bringing the local total to 996. They say 566 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 982 on Wednesday June 3rd to 996 on Thursday June 4th.

Theresa Marentette, CEO of the Health Unit says 6 of the new cases today are community acquired, 1 is an agri-farm worker, 2 are close contacts of confirmed cases, and 5 cases are still under investigation.

The Health Unit says there have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Thursday and the local death toll stands at 66.

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

  • Chartwell Royal Oak
  • Heron Terrace

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health says per Ministry of Health direction, staff at long-term care and retirement homes will be tested twice in the month of June.  He says residents will be tested if they have symptoms.

The Health Unit said earlier this week they will no longer be providing the number of total tests conducted and the number of new pending tests each day due to the province’s expanded testing strategy.  Dr. Ahmed says the reason for this is that testing is conducted “in different settings, which is not directly reported to public health.”

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