9 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Wednesday

Wednesday August 12th, 2020

Posted at 9:50am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 9 new cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the local total to 2,402. They say 2,210 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,393 on Tuesday August 11th to 2,402 on Wednesday August 12th and 106 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says 4 of the 9 cases are local healthcare workers, and 5 cases are in the community.

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

As of Wednesday, 7 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.

One additional retirement home, Shoreview at Riverside, has been declared under outbreak as of Wednesday after four staff members tested positive. New Beginnings in Leamington and Augustine Villas also remain under outbreak.

Workplace Outbreaks

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

  • 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

As of Wednesday, the Health Unit says the following workplaces are under outbreak (1 less compared to yesterday):

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