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7 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Monday, Metro Employee Tests Positive

Monday August 3rd, 2020, 10:45am


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 7 new cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, bringing the local total to 2,340. They say 1,444 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,333 on Sunday August 2nd to 2,340 on Monday August 3rd and 787 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says 4 of the 7 cases are agri-farm workers, 2 cases are from the community, and 1 case is travel-related.

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

As of Monday, 16 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, according to the Health Unit, and 9 hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

The Health Unit lists Chartwell Leamington and Augustine Villas as still under outbreak.

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Monday, the Health Unit lists the the following workplaces under outbreak:

  • 5 farms (4 in Kingsville and 1 in Leamington)
  • 6 manufacturing facilities (2 in Windsor, 1 in Tecumseh, 1 in Leamington, and 2 in Kingsville)
  • 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.

Metro Grocery Store Employee Tests Positive

Metro Inc. is reporting an employee at the Central Mall grocery store at 3663 Tecumseh Road East has tested positive for COVID-19. Metro says the employee’s last day of work was July 31st and the employee notified the company of their positive test result on the same day.

“If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, we will follow the recommendations of health authorities and hire a specialized company to disinfect and clean the store in question,” Metro Inc.’s website states. “Please rest assured that we are taking all the necessary measures to ensure the safety of our employees and customers.”

Metro says, “where required, we will communicate with customers who have shopped in the impacted location to manage the situation.”

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