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

Wednesday November 18th, 2020, 9:54am


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has announced 19 new cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the local total to 3,139. They say 2,873 people locally have recovered.

Cases increased from 3,120 on Tuesday November 17th to 3,139 on Wednesday November 18th and 189 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 8 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 1 case is a local healthcare worker, 1 case is community acquired, and 9 cases are still under investigation.

There have been no additional deaths due to COVID-19 as of Wednesday and the local death toll stands at 77.

As of Wednesday, the Health Unit lists 9 people as hospitalized, and 4 people in the ICU with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex. Seven hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

As of Wednesday there are three outbreaks:

  • Berkshire Care Center (Windsor) has 1 staff case
  • Lifetimes on Riverside (Windsor) has 5 resident cases and 4 staff cases
  • Iller Lodge (Essex) has 17 resident cases and 1 staff case

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Wednesday there is one workplace outbreak at an agri-farm in Leamington.

School Outbreaks

As of Wednesday F.W. Begley Elementary School is closed following an outbreak of COVID-19.  The Health Unit is recommending testing for students and staff.

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