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

Sunday August 30th, 2020

Posted at 10:50am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 6 new cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday, bringing the local total to 2,517. They say 2,366 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,511 on Saturday August 29th to 2,517 on Sunday August 30th and 71 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says 3 cases are due to close contact with a confirmed case, 1 case is a resident of a retirement home, and 2 cases are under investigation.

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

As of Sunday, 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 and 18 resident cases (one more compared to yesterday).

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Sunday, 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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