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

Monday July 20th, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 18 new cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, bringing the local total to 1,982. They say 1,303 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 1,964 on Sunday July 19th to 1,982 on Monday July 20th.

The Health Unit says 7 of the 18 cases are agri-farm workers, 8 cases are from the community, and 3 cases are still under investigation.

There have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Monday and the local death toll stands at 69.

As of Monday, 8 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, according to the Health Unit, and 5 hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

The Health Unit says two long-term care and retirement homes, Village of Aspen Lake and Augustine Villas, respectively, remain under outbreak as of Monday.

A total of seven workplaces are under outbreak in Essex County. The Health Unit’s website lists one manufacturing facility and two agri-farms in Leamington under outbreak, and four agri-farms in Kingsville under outbreak.

A workplace outbreak is declared when two or more employees test positive for COVID-19 within a reasonable timeline to suspect transmission in the workplace, according to the Health Unit. Officials with the Health Unit have said a workplace will only be named if a threat to the public exists.

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