8 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex, 3 Outbreaks Ended, As Of Thursday

Thursday August 13th, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 8 new cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, bringing the local total to 2,410. They say 2,231 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,402 on Wednesday August 12th to 2,410 on Thursday August 13th and 94 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says 4 of the 8 cases are agri-farm workers, 3 cases are in the community, and 1 case is still under investigation.

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

As of Thursday, 7 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, according to the Health Unit, and 4 hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Three retirement homes remain under outbreak: Shoreview at Riverside (Windsor), New Beginnings (Leamington), and Augustine Villas (Kingsville).

Workplace Outbreaks

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

  • 5 farms (3 in Kingsville and 2 in Leamington)
  • 4 manufacturing facilities (1 in Windsor, 2 in Tecumseh, and 1 in Leamington)

As of Thursday, the Health Unit says the following workplaces are under outbreak (3 less compared to yesterday):

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

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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