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

Tuesday October 20th, 2020, 10:58am

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has confirmed 8 new cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the local total to 2,774. They say 2,656 people locally have recovered.

The Health Unit says one case that was reported yesterday been transferred over to another public health unit, reducing the case count by one.

Cases increased from 2,767 on Monday October 19th to 2,774 on Tuesday October 20th and 42 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 4 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 2 cases are community acquired, and 2 cases are still under investigation.

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 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 Tuesday:

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

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Tuesday, 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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