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

Monday June 8th, 2020

Posted at 9:15am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 9 additional cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, bringing the local total to 1,023. They say 577 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 1,014 on Sunday June 7th to 1,023 on Monday June 8th.

Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says 2 of the 9 new cases are healthcare workers, 2 are workers in the agri-farm sector, 2 are community cases, and 3 cases are pending further investigation.

The Health Unit says there have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Monday and the local death toll stands at 67.

On Sunday, the Health Unit said the outbreak at Heron Terrace had ended, marking an end to all outbreaks at local long-term care and retirement homes.  A total of 19 facilities had been under outbreak since the beginning of COVID-19.

The Health Unit said last 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 said the reason for this is that testing is conducted “in different settings, which is not directly reported to public health.”

Random Testing, Migrant Worker Testing

Marentette says random testing will continue Tuesday at the Vollmer Centre in LaSalle (2121 Laurier Drive) between 10:00am and 4:00pm.  The random testing centre will move to Lakeshore on Wednesday and Leamington on Thursday and details for those testing centres are expected soon.

Marentette says 550 people were tested on Friday in the Town of Tecumseh.

Mass testing in the agri-food sector will also begin Tuesday.

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