12 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Thursday

Thursday August 27th, 2020

Posted at 9:50am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, bringing the local total to 2,489. They say 2,335 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,477 on Wednesday August 26th to 2,489 on Thursday August 27th and 72 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says 2 of the 12 new cases are agri-farm workers, 7 cases are close contacts of a confirmed case, and 3 cases are are still being investigated.

There have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Thursday and the local death toll stands at 72.

As of Thursday, the Health Unit’s website lists 5 people as hospitalized and 2 people in the ICU with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, and 4 hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

One retirement home, Shoreview at Riverside, is no longer under outbreak. New Beginnings in Leamington remains under outbreak with 4 staff cases and 17 resident cases.

The Health Unit says some data is currently unavailable or may not be up to date as they are switching to a new data tracking system over the next week.

Workplace Outbreaks

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

  • 2 farms (2 in Leamington)

As of Thursday, the Health Unit says the following workplaces are under outbreak (1 more compared to yesterday):

  • 2 farms (2 in Leamington)
  • 1 manufacturing facility (1 in Windsor)

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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