7 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Thursday

Thursday October 22nd, 2020

Posted at 10:36am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 7 new cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, bringing the local total to 2,780. They say 2,672 people locally have recovered.

The Health Unit says one case that was previously reported was removed from the case counts, reducing the total by one.

They say 32 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 3 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 1 case is community acquired, and 3 cases are still under investigation.

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

As of Thursday, the Health Unit lists 2 people as hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, and 1 person in the ICU. Two hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

There are no long-term care or retirement home outbreaks at this time.

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Thursday, 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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