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

Tuesday September 8th, 2020, 9:46am

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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 2,556. They say 2,398 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,551 on Monday September 7th to 2,556 on Tuesday September 8th and 73 people are currently self-isolating with COVID-19.

The Health Unit says 1 case is related to travel outside of North America, 3 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, and 1 case is still under investigation.

There have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Tuesday and the local death toll stands at 75.

As of Tuesday, the Health Unit says 7 people are hospitalized, and 1 person is in the ICU with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex. Three of the hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

New Beginnings retirement home in Leamington remains under outbreak with 7 staff cases and 21 resident cases, and Rosewood Erie Glen in Leamington remains under outbreak with 1 staff case.  Dr. Ahmed says the Health Unit erroneously listed one resident case at Rosewood Erie Glen yesterday but the case was actually one staff case.

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Tuesday, the Health Unit says the following workplace is under outbreak (no changes compared to yesterday):

  • 1 manufacturing facility (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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