1 New Case Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Friday, Weekly Epidemiological Summary Presented

Friday August 7th, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed one new case of COVID-19 as of Friday, bringing the local total to 2,357. They say 2,064 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,356 on Thursday August 6th to 2,357 on Friday August 7th and 206 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says the one new case is an agri-farm worker.

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

As of Friday, 10 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, according to the Health Unit, and 6 hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

The Health Unit lists one retirement home, Augustine Villas, as still under outbreak.

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Friday, the Health Unit says the following workplaces are still under outbreak (no changes from yesterday):

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

Weekly Epidemiological Summary

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health says Windsor-Essex has seen a decline in cases in the past week; the primary source of exposure is still through close contact with confirmed cases; hospitalizations and ICU visits are starting to decrease once again; day-over-day doubling time in Windsor-Essex is on par with the province and nationally; and the current rate of transmission (R0) has decreased to 0.35 indicating a decrease in transmission in Windsor-Essex.

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

Regional and provincial case rates per 100,000 population.

This chart shows the rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 population, by municipality.

This graph shows the geographic distribution of cases overall in Essex County, per 1000 residents.

This graph shows the geographic distribution of cases overall in Windsor, per 1000 residents.

This graph shows the geographic distribution of currently active cases in Windsor, per 1000 residents.

This graph shows the geographic distribution of active cases in Windsor, per 1000 residents.

Distribution of cases by municipality since the start of the pandemic.

Distribution of cases by municipality in the last 30 days.

Distribution of cases by municipality in the past week.

Exposure history by reported date since July 1st (travel, close contact, community transmission).

This graph shows where the Windsor Essex community (excluding agri-farm workers) acquired COVID-19, by date since June 1st.

Overall cases listing symptomatic versus asymptomatic cases of COVID-19.

Hospitalizations including intensive care since May 1st.

Current status of cases in Windsor Essex (85.1 per cent resolved, 11.0 per cent self-isolating, 3.0 per cent deceased, 0.4 per cent unknown, 0.3 per cent hospitalized, and 0.1 per cent ICU).

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