46 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Thursday

Thursday July 9th, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 46 new cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, bringing the local total to 1,771. They say 1,141 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 1,725 on Wednesday July 8th to 1,771 on Thursday July 9th.

The Health Unit says 31 of the 46 new cases are workers in the agri-farm industry, 7 cases are close contacts of community cases, and 8 cases are still under investigation.

There have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Thursday and the local death toll stands at 68.

The Health Unit says the outbreak at Extendicare Tecumseh has ended, but Riverside Place and Devonshire Retirement Residence remain under outbreak.

Five workplaces are under outbreak. One manufacturing facility and one agri-farm in Leamington are under outbreak, and three 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.

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