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

Tuesday October 27th, 2020

Posted at 10:39am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has announced 17 new cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the local total to 2,812. They say 2,692 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,795 on Monday October 26th to 2,812 on Tuesday October 27th and 44 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 12 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 3 cases are community acquired, and 2 cases are still being investigated.

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 2 people as hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, and 1 person in the ICU. One hospitalization is listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Tuesday, 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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