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4 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Sunday

Sunday August 9th, 2020, 10:33am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 4 new cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday, bringing the local total to 2,368. They say 2,114 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,364 on Saturday August 8th to 2,368 on Sunday August 9th and 167 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says 1 of the 4 cases is an agri-farm worker and 3 cases are from the community.

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

As of Sunday, 9 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, according to the Health Unit, and 4 hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

The Health Unit lists one retirement home, Augustine Villas, as still under outbreak.

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Sunday, the Health Unit says the following workplaces are under outbreak (no changes since yesterday):

  • 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

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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