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

Sunday July 19th, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 38 new cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday, bringing the local total to 1,964. They say 1,303 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 1,926 on Saturday July 18th to 1,964 on Sunday July 19th.

The Health Unit says 19 of the 38 cases are agri-farm workers, 9 cases are from the community, 1 case is travel-related and 9 cases are still under investigation.

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

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

A total of seven workplaces are under outbreak in Essex County.  One manufacturing facility and two agri-farms in Leamington are under outbreak, and four agri-farms in Kingsville are 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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