24 New Cases Of COVID-19, 1 Additional Death In Windsor Essex As Of Tuesday

Tuesday July 28th, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 24 new cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the local total to 2,245. They say 1,434 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,221 on Monday July 27th to 2,245 on Tuesday July 28th and 678 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says 11 of the 24 cases are agri-farm workers, 9 cases are from the community, and 4 cases are still under investigation.

There has been one additional death in due to COVID-19 as of Tuesday bringing the local death toll to 70. Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health says a man in his 70s passed away in intensive care.

As of Tuesday, 11 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, according to the Health Unit, and 7 hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

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

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Tuesday, the Health Unit says the following remain under outbreak:

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

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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