2 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Wednesday

Wednesday October 14th, 2020

Posted at 9:45am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 2 new cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the local total to 2,743. They say 2,603 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,741 on Tuesday October 13th to 2,743 on Wednesday October 14th and 64 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says one of Tuesday’s cases was transferred to another Health Unit bringing Tuesday’s new cases down to 9, from 10 and reducing Tuesday’s case total from 2,742 to 2,741.

Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette provided information on Tuesday’s 9 new cases since the Health Unit did not have information to provide to the public at the time of the release of the number of new cases. She says 3 cases were healthcare workers (2 local, 1 working in Michigan), 2 cases were close contacts of confirmed cases, 2 cases were community acquired, and 2 cases are still being investigated.

Among Wednesday’s two new cases, one case is a close contact of a confirmed case, and one case is still under investigation.

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

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

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

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Wednesday, the Health Unit says the following workplaces are under outbreak (one new outbreak compared to yesterday):

  • 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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