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

Sunday August 2nd, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 8 new cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday, bringing the local total to 2,333. They say 1,444 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,325 on Saturday August 1st to 2,333 on Sunday August 2nd and 780 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says 1 of the 8 cases is an agri-farm worker, and 7 cases are from the community.

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

As of Sunday, 16 people are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, according to the Health Unit, and 10 hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

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

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Sunday, 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.

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