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5 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Tuesday

Tuesday September 15th, 2020, 10:07am


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 5 new cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the local total to 2,599. They say 2,437 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,594 on Monday September 14th to 2,599 on Tuesday September 15th and 81 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says 3 cases are residents of a retirement home, 1 case is related to international travel, and 1 case is a close contact of a confirmed case.

There have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Tuesday and the local death toll stands at 76.

As of Tuesday, the Health Unit lists one person hospitalized with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex. Zero hospitalizations of confirmed COVID-19 cases are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Retirement Home Outbreaks

The Health Unit lists three retirement homes under outbreak:

  • Dolce Vita (Windsor) has 2 staff cases and 4 resident cases (increase of 4 total cases)
  • New Beginnings (Leamington) has 7 staff cases and 21 resident cases
  • Rosewood Erie Glen (Leamington) has 1 staff case

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Tuesday, the Health Unit says there are no workplace outbreaks.

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.

Second Community Cluster

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health mentioned the Health Unit will be sharing more information with the public on Thursday regarding a possible second community cluster of COVID-19 cases.

“We have some preliminary information that [recent cases] are related to at least a few gatherings,” Dr. Ahmed said.

“The number’s we’ve put together, we feel strongly that we can classify them as a cluster now,” he said. “So we’ll share all those details on Thursday.”

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