41 New Cases Of COVID-19, 1 New Outbreak In Windsor Essex As Of Monday

Monday July 27th, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 41 new cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, bringing the local total to 2,221. They say 1,433 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,180 on Sunday July 26th to 2,221 on Monday July 27th.

The Health Unit says 25 of the 41 cases are agri-farm workers, 14 cases are from the community, 1 case is a local healthcare worker, and 1 case is 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, 15 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, according to the Health Unit, and 8 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 Sunday, the Health Unit said the the following workplaces were under outbreak:

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

As of Monday, the Health Unit says the following are 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.

Update: the Health Unit issued a correction to include that one of the cases is a local healthcare worker.

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