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

Saturday October 17th, 2020

Posted at 10:35am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 5 new cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday, bringing the local total to 2,762. They say 2,637 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 2,757 on Friday October 16th to 2,762 on Saturday October 17th and 49 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 2 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 1 case is community acquired, and 2 cases are still under investigation.

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 one person in the ICU. One hospitalization is listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

The Health Unit lists one long-term care home under outbreak as of Saturday:

  • Regency Park (Windsor) has 1 staff case and 1 resident case

Workplace Outbreaks

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

  • 1 agri-farm (in Kingsville)
  • 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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