1 New Case Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex, 2 New Outbreaks, Chartwell Outbreak Ends: As Of Wednesday

Wednesday August 5th, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed only one new case of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the local total to 2,351. They say 1,955 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,350 on Tuesday August 4th to 2,351 on Wednesday August 5th and 298 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says Wednesday’s one new case is an agri-farm worker. The one new case is the lowest daily case count since March.

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health says the recent shift downward in the number of new daily cases is “definitely an encouraging sign” but cautioned the community should continue to follow public health measures to “keep these numbers at that level.”

There have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Wednesday and the local death toll stands at 71.

As of Wednesday, 7 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, according to the Health Unit, and 5 hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

The Health Unit says the outbreak at Chartwell Leamington has ended, and Augustine Villas remains under outbreak.

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Tuesday, the Health Unit listed the following workplaces under outbreak:

  • 5 farms (4 in Kingsville and 1 in Leamington)
  • 6 manufacturing facilities (2 in Windsor, 1 in Tecumseh, 1 in Leamington, and 2 in Kingsville)
  • 1 construction company in Leamington

As of Wednesday, the Health Unit lists the following workplaces under outbreak (an increase of 2 since Tuesday):

  • 6 farms (4 in Kingsville and 2 in Leamington)
  • 7 manufacturing facilities (2 in Windsor, 2 in Tecumseh, 1 in Leamington, and 2 in Kingsville)
  • 1 construction company in Leamington

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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