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7 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Friday

Friday July 3rd, 2020, 9:57am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 7 new cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, bringing the local total to 1,621. They say 971 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 1,614 on Thursday July 2nd to 1,621 on Friday July 3rd.

Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says 1 of the 7 new cases is from the agri-farm sector, 2 cases are community based, and 4 cases are still under investigation.

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

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

As of Friday, the Health Unit says four workplaces are under outbreak with two or more cases each. Two workplaces in Leamington (two less since Wednesday) and two workplaces in Kingsville remain under outbreak.

Weekly Epidemiological Summary

Dr. Ahmed says Windsor-Essex has seen a spike in cases in late June, with most cases attributed to the agri-farm sector; the primary source of exposure is through close contact with confirmed cases; hospitalizations and ICU visits have decreased dramatically in June; and the current rate of transmission (R0) is 1.17 meaning every COVID-19 case leads to more than one new case.

Confirmed cases by reported date (agri-farm vs non-agri-farm)

Distribution of cases by municipality in the last 7 days.

Distribution of cases by occupation in the last 7 days.

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