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7 New Cases Of COVID-19, 1 Additional Death In Windsor Essex As Of Sunday

Sunday August 23rd, 2020, 10:41am


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 7 new cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday, bringing the local total to 2,466. They say 2,292 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,459 on Saturday August 22nd to 2,466 on Sunday August 23rd and 89 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says all seven of Sunday’s cases are residents of the New Beginnings retirement home in Leamington.

The Health Unit is listing one additional death as of Sunday bringing the local death toll to 72. No further details on the death have been released at this time.

As of Sunday, the Health Unit’s website lists 6 people as hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, and 4 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, 14 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 Sunday, 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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