98 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Sunday

Sunday June 28th, 2020

Posted at 10:45am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 98 new cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday, bringing the local total to 1,492. They say 863 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 1,394 on Saturday June 27th to 1,492 on Sunday June 28th.

The Health Unit says 96 of the 98 new cases are from the agri-farm sector and 2 cases are community spread. Sunday’s 98 cases represents the single highest daily increase in cases within the Windsor Essex Health Unit’s area since the start of the pandemic.

Officials say all 96 agri-farm worker cases were discovered through targeted asymptomatic testing that occurred at one agri-farm location this past week. The Health Unit says they are working closely with the owners and operators of the farm to notify all individual cases and ensure isolation accommodations are in place.

There have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Sunday and the local death toll stands at 68.

Outbreaks

The Health Unit says one long-term care home, Village of Aspen Lake, is still under outbreak, and one additional home, Extendicare Tecumseh is now under outbreak.

The Health Unit has started listing the number of workplaces that have outbreaks where two or more workers have tested positive for COVID-19 “within a reasonable timeline to suspect transmission in the workplace.”

As of Sunday, 6 workplaces in the agriculture sector have 2 or more cases (2 in Kingsville, 4 in Leamington).

Patio Regulations

The Health Unit is reminding businesses that per the provincial order, patios must be in or adjacent to the place of business and configured to ensure physical distancing of at least two metres between individuals seated at different tables.

They say the provincial order requires that indoor access is only permitted for the use of washrooms, payment, food pickup or to access the outdoor dining space. The Health Unit says dancing or singing is not permitted in outdoor dining areas.

The Health Unit says they’ve received a number of complaints for non-compliance with physical distancing on patios and enforcement officers will be out daily to monitor compliance.

To make a complaint related to non-compliance with any of the provincial orders, officials say  residents of Windsor can call 311, and in the county, residents can call local by-law enforcement. Residents may also make a complaint by calling the Health Unit at 519-258-2146 ext. 4475.

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