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

Wednesday October 28th, 2020, 9:42am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has announced 3 new cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the local total to 2,815. They say 2,697 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,812 on Tuesday October 27th to 2,815 on Wednesday October 28th and 42 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 2 cases are close contacts of a confirmed case, and 1 case is still being investigated.

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 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.

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Wednesday, 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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