14 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Tuesday

Tuesday August 11th, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 14 new cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the local total to 2,393. They say 2,191 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,379 on Monday August 10th to 2,393 on Tuesday August 11th and 112 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says 3 of the 14 cases are agri-farm workers, 3 cases are local healthcare workers, 1 case is travel-related to Michigan, 4 cases are in the community, and 3 cases are still under investigation.

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

As of Tuesday, 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 lists one additional retirement home, New Beginnings in Leamington, under outbreak as of Tuesday. Augustine Villas also remains under outbreak.

Workplace Outbreaks

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

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

As of Tuesday, the Health Unit says the following workplaces are under outbreak (1 less farm outbreak since yesterday):

  • 5 farms (3 in Kingsville and 2 in Leamington)
  • 4 manufacturing facilities (1 in Windsor, 2 in Tecumseh, and 1 in Leamington)
  • 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.

Chuck’s Roadhouse Situation

It has been over two weeks since the Health Unit announced an employee of Chuck’s Roadhouse unknowingly worked while positive for COVID-19, and Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health, says no spread has resulted so far from that situation.

“I don’t believe we have linked any cases to that at this point,” he said. “It’s two weeks now and if we haven’t seen any cases that are linked to the exposure at Chuck’s, that means that’s a good sign, and maybe there was no potential transmission there.”

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