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

Monday June 15th, 2020

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Last updated: Monday June 15th, 11:45am

The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 7 new cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, bringing the local total to 1,198. They say 706 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 1,191 on Sunday June 14th to 1,198 on Monday June 15th.

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health for Windsor Essex says 5 of the 7 new cases are workers in the agri-farm sector.

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

The Health Unit says a second long-term care home, Village of Aspen Lake is now under outbreak after one staff member tested positive for COVID-19.  A second long-term care home, Country Village Homes in Woodslee, is still under outbreak.

The Health Unit has started listing workplace categories that have outbreaks where two or more workers have tested positive for COVID-19 “within a reasonable timeline to suspect transmission in the workplace.” Currently, Kingsville has 3 workplaces under outbreak, and Leamington has 6 workplaces under outbreak. The Health Unit says they will only name workplaces under outbreak if there is a direct risk to the health of the general public.

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