1 New Case Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Friday

Friday October 23rd, 2020

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Last updated: Friday October 23rd, 1:04pm

The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has announced 1 new case of COVID-19 as of Friday, bringing the local total to 2,781. They say 2,675 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,780 on Thursday October 22nd to 2,781 on Friday October 23rd and 30 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says the 1 new case is a close contact of a confirmed case.

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

As of Friday, the Health Unit lists 2 people as hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, and 1 person in the ICU. Two hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Friday, the Health Unit says the following workplaces are under outbreak:

  • 1 construction company (in Lakeshore)
  • 1 food & beverage services company (in Kingsville)

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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