Windsor Regional Hospital Announces Zero Positive Confirmed COVID-19 Patients For The First Time Since March

Friday June 19th, 2020

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Windsor Regional Hospital announced Friday there are zero patients confirmed positive for COVID-19 currently at the hospital — for the first time since March.

In a statement to the media, the hospital announced as of Friday evening “there are no current confirmed COVID-19 positive cases at either hospital campus.”

They say this marks the first time there have been no confirmed COVID-19 patients at Windsor Regional since the onset of the community’s first hospitalization due to the virus on March 26th.

However, they say there are 54 patients currently in hospital who are suspected of having COVID-19 and are awaiting test results.

Officials also reported the death of a patient who was in the hospital’s intensive care unit.  They say that patient’s death marked the 23rd death related to COVID-19 at Windsor Regional Hospital. They say the death is a “stark reminder of the need to remain vigilant in reducing the opportunity for transmission.”

“We send our heartfelt condolences to those families who have lost loved ones due to COVID19,” said Windsor Regional Hospital President and CEO David Musyj. “We cannot forget how the pandemic has cost dozens of lives in our region alone, and hundreds of thousands globally, and we need to keep vigilant to prevent its spread and be proactive and not reactive for individuals living in vulnerable settings.”

Officials say there have been a total of 105 confirmed COVID-19 in-patients at the hospital’s Met and Ouellette campuses and the 23 deaths represent a death rate of nearly 22 per cent in hospitalized patients.

They say 85 patients who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 from the Met or Ouellette campuses have been safely discharged from hospital.

Officials say the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at the Ouellette Campus, adjacent to the Emergency Department, remains open for testing for the virus, Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 6:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

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