47 New Cases Of COVID-19, 1 New Outbreak In Windsor Essex As Of Saturday

Saturday July 18th, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 47 new cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday, bringing the local total to 1,926. They say 1,303 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 1,879 on Friday July 17th to 1,926 on Saturday July 18th.

The Health Unit says 41 of the 47 cases are agri-farm workers, and 6 of the cases are from the community.

There have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Saturday 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 Saturday.

There is one new outbreak at an agri-farm in Leamington as of Saturday bringing the total number of workplaces in the region under outbreak to seven. In total, 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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