2 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Friday, Weekly Epidemiological Summary Presented

Friday August 21st, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 2 new cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, bringing the local total to 2,454. They say 2,292 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,452 on Thursday August 20th to 2,454 on Friday August 21st and 81 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says one case is a resident in a retirement home and one case is still under investigation.

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

As of Friday, the Health Unit’s website lists 7 people as hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, and 5 of those hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Two retirement homes remain under outbreak: Shoreview at Riverside (Windsor – 4 staff cases), and New Beginnings (Leamington – 2 staff cases, 6 resident cases).

The Health Unit noted 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 Friday, the Health Unit says two agri-farms in Leamington remain under outbreak.

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 continues to see a decline in cases overall; the primary source of exposure is still through close contact with confirmed cases; hospitalizations and ICU visits are continuing to decrease; day-over-day doubling time in Windsor-Essex is on par with the province and nationally; and the current rate of transmission (R0) is 0.66 indicating a decrease in transmission in Windsor-Essex.

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

This new graph shows the number of tests completed per week and the percent positivity of those tests.

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 active cases in Essex County, per 1000 residents.

This graph shows the geographic distribution of currently 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.

This graph shows the epidemic curve by reported date for Windsor since early June.

This graph shows the epidemic curve by reported date for Amherstburg since early June.

This graph shows the epidemic curve by reported date for Essex since early June.

This graph shows the epidemic curve by reported date for Kingsville since early June.

This graph shows the epidemic curve by reported date for Leamington since early June.

This graph shows the epidemic curve by reported date for Lakeshore since early June.

This graph shows the epidemic curve by reported date for LaSalle since early June.

This graph shows the epidemic curve by reported date for Tecumseh since early June.

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.

Hospitalizations including intensive care since May 1st.

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