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10 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Saturday

Saturday October 31st, 2020, 10:41am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday, bringing the local total to 2,835. They say 2,711 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,825 on Friday October 30th to 2,835 on Saturday October 31st and 48 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 5 cases are close contacts of a confirmed case, 1 case is travel related outside of North America, and 4 cases are still being investigated.

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

As of Saturday, the Health Unit lists 1 person as hospitalized with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, and 1 person in the ICU. One hospitalization is listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

There is a new long-term care home outbreak as of Saturday. The Health Unit is listing Iller Lodge in Essex as under outbreak with one staff case.

One retirement home, Lifetimes on Riverside, remains under outbreak with one resident case.

Workplace Outbreaks

The outbreak at a food and beverage services company in Kingsville has ended and there are now no workspace 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.

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