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

Thursday August 20th, 2020, 9:55am


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 2 new cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, bringing the local total to 2,452. They say 2,292 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,450 on Wednesday August 19th to 2,452 on Thursday August 20th and 81 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says one case is a close contact of a confirmed case and one case is a local healthcare provider.

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

As of Thursday, the Health Unit lists 7 people as hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, and 6 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 – 1 staff case, 4 resident cases).

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Thursday, 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.

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