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18 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Saturday

Saturday August 29th, 2020, 10:32am


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 18 new cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday, bringing the local total to 2,511. They say 2,366 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,493 on Friday August 28th to 2,511 on Saturday August 29th and 64 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says 15 cases are due to close contact with a confirmed case (including household contacts), and 3 cases are under investigation.

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

As of Saturday, the Health Unit’s website lists 5 people as hospitalized and 1 person in the ICU with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, and 4 hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

New Beginnings retirement home in Leamington remains under outbreak with 6 staff cases (two more compared to yesterday) and 17 resident cases.

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Saturday, the Health Unit says the following workplaces are under outbreak (no changes compared to yesterday):

  • 1 farm (1 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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