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

Saturday August 22nd, 2020, 10:39am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 5 new cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday, bringing the local total to 2,459. They say 2,292 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,454 on Friday August 21st to 2,459 on Saturday August 22nd and 81 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says one case is a resident of a retirement home, two cases are staff members of a retirement home, and two cases are under investigation.

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

As of Saturday, the Health Unit’s website lists 6 people as hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, and 6 hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Two retirement homes remain under outbreak: Shoreview at Riverside (Windsor – 4 staff cases), and New Beginnings (Leamington – 4 staff cases, 7 resident cases).

The Health Unit says 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 Saturday, 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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