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

Monday July 6th, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 7 new cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, bringing the local total to 1,672. They say 998 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 1,665 on Sunday July 5th to 1,672 on Monday July 6th.

The Health Unit says 4 of the 7 cases are community cases and 3 cases are still being investigated.

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

Public Health Complaints

Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says enforcement officers have followed up on 220 complaints about businesses since June 30th.  Marentette says the complaints were mostly related to non-compliance with masks and not socially distancing on patios.

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health says the Health Unit has been taking an educational approach to first time complaints since they’re sometimes due to a lack of understanding of the public health regulations.

Dr. Ahmed says if the Health Unit provides a business with repeated education and still sees violations “that would definitely result in fines.”

“But we are hoping with good education and the tools available we won’t be issuing a fine, but we will if it’s needed,” he said.

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