22 °C
72 °F
Chance Of ShowersSun
28 °C
82 °F
Mainly SunnyMon
28 °C
82 °F
A Mix Of Sun And CloudTue
31 °C
88 °F


Summer Festival Guide

Traffic Cameras

Events Calendar

Lowest Gas Prices

21 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Friday

Friday July 31st, 2020, 9:55am


Hello time traveller!!
This article is 1423 days old.
The information listed below is likely outdated and has been preserved for archival purposes.

The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 21 new cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, bringing the local total to 2,306. They say 1,443 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,285 on Thursday July 30th to 2,306 on Friday July 31st and 749 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says 7 of the 21 cases are agri-farm workers, 11 cases are from the community, and 3 cases are still under investigation.

There have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Friday and the local death toll stands at 71.

As of Friday, 13 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, according to the Health Unit, and 9 hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

The Health Unit lists Chartwell Leamington, Village of Aspen Lake and Augustine Villas as still under outbreak, with two positive staff cases from each.

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Friday, the Health Unit lists the the following workplaces under outbreak:

  • 5 farms (4 in Kingsville and 1 in Leamington)
  • 6 manufacturing facilities (2 in Windsor, 1 in Tecumseh, 1 in Leamington, and 2 in Kingsville)
  • 1 construction company in Leamington

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.

Chuck’s Roadhouse Investigation

Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says the Health Unit is investigating after they say an employee worked while infectious on July 24th and 25th at Chuck’s Roadhouse on Tecumseh Road East .

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health says the employee was wearing a mask, was social distancing and was following precautions.

He says the employee developed symptoms after the days they worked and was not aware they were sick at the time they worked. Dr. Ahmed says the employee may have come in contact with the public, but that contact would be considered “low risk” due to the precautions taken.

He says patrons who visited the restaurant on those days will be contacted by the Health Unit since restaurants are required to keep records of who visited.

Weekly Epidemiological Summary

Dr. Ahmed says Windsor-Essex is seeing more cases outside of the agri-farm sector; the primary source of exposure is through close contact with confirmed cases; hospitalizations and ICU visits have increased in the last 14 days leading to some stressors that could lead to challenges in the healthcare system; and the current rate of transmission (R0) has decreased to 0.55 indicating a decrease in transmission in Windsor-Essex.

Confirmed cases by reported date (agri-farm vs non-agri-farm)

Regional and provincial case rates per 100,000 population.

This chart shows the rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 population, by municipality.

This new graph shows the geographic distribution of cases in Essex County, per 1000 residents.

This new graph shows the geographic distribution of cases in Windsor, per 1000 residents.

Distribution of cases by municipality since the start of the pandemic.

Distribution of cases by municipality in the last 30 days.

Distribution of cases by municipality in the past week.

Exposure history by reported date (travel, close contact, community transmission).

This graph shows where the Windsor Essex community (excluding agri-farm workers) acquired COVID-19, by date.

Hospitalizations including intensive care since May 1st, 2020.


Daily Newsletter

Sign up to receive all the latest, local news stories you may have missed!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Do You Like This Article?

Content Continues Below Local Sponsor Message
Content Continues Below Local Sponsor Message
Content Continues Below Local Sponsor Message