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7 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Saturday, 2 Workplace Outbreaks Ended

Saturday August 8th, 2020, 10:36am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 7 new cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday, bringing the local total to 2,364. They say 2,101 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,357 on Friday August 7th to 2,364 on Saturday August 8th and 177 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says 6 of the 7 cases are agri-farm workers, and 1 case is from the community.

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

As of Saturday, 9 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, according to the Health Unit, and 5 hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

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

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Friday, the Health Unit listed the following workplaces under outbreak:

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

As of Saturday, the Health Unit says the following workplaces are under outbreak (2 less than yesterday in manufacturing):

  • 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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