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6 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Tuesday

Tuesday July 7th, 2020, 9:43am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 6 new cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the local total to 1,678. They say 1,038 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 1,672 on Monday July 6th to 1,678 on Tuesday July 7th.

The Health Unit says 1 of the 6 cases is a worker in the agri-farm sector, 2 cases are from Michigan (1 of the 2 is a healthcare worker), 2 of the cases are community spread, and 1 case is still being investigated.

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

The Health Unit says Riverside Place, Devonshire Retirement Residence and Extendicare Tecumseh remain under outbreak.

Five workplaces are under outbreak. One manufacturing facility and two agri-farms in Leamington are under outbreak, and two 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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