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

Thursday October 15th, 2020

Posted at 10:40am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 1 new case of COVID-19 as of Thursday, bringing the local total to 2,744. They say 2,607 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,743 on Wednesday October 14th to 2,744 on Thursday October 15th and 61 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says the 1 new case is community acquired.

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

As of Thursday, the Health Unit lists one person as hospitalized with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex and one person in the ICU. One hospitalization is listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

There are no retirement homes, long-term care homes or schools under outbreak as of Thursday.

Workplace Outbreaks

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

  • 1 agri-farm (in Kingsville)
  • 1 construction company (in Lakeshore)

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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