3 New Deaths, 191 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex As Of Thursday

Thursday December 17th, 2020

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Last updated: Thursday December 17th, 10:20am

The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has announced 191 new cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, bringing the local total to 5,203.

Cases increased from 5,012 on Wednesday December 16th to 5,203 on Thursday December 17th and 952 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 32 cases are related to outbreaks, 20 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 4 cases are community acquired, and 103 cases are still under investigation.

They say 4,160 people locally have recovered (an increase of 129 recoveries today).

There have been 3 additional deaths from COVID-19 as of Thursday bringing the local death toll to 94. Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says a man in his 70s, a woman in her 80s, and a man in his 90s, all residents of long-term care, passed away.

As of Thursday, the Health Unit lists 60 hospitalizations: 48 people in acute care (an increase of 3 today), and 12 people in the ICU with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex. They say 82 patients with suspected COVID-19 are currently hospitalized awaiting test results and these patients are cared for by hospital staff with the same precautions as positive cases until proven otherwise.

Cases listed on local hospital websites (note these numbers are not updated at the same time as the Health Unit’s):

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

As of Thursday, the following are under outbreak:

  • Banwell Gardens Care Centre (Windsor) has 1 resident case and 1 staff case (new Wednesday afternoon)
  • The Shoreview at Riverside (Windsor) has 1 resident case and 2 staff cases (new Wednesday afternoon)
  • La Chaumiere Retirement (Puce) has 0 resident cases and 1 staff case
  • Extendicare Tecumseh (Tecumseh) has 8 resident cases and 5 staff case (3 new resident cases)
  • Berkshire Care Center (Windsor) has 25 resident case and 23 staff cases (9 new resident cases, 4 new staff cases)
  • The Village at St. Clair (Windsor) has 61 resident cases and 40 staff cases (13 new resident cases, 9 new staff cases)
  • Country Village (Woodslee) has 2 resident cases and 2 staff cases
  • Chartwell St. Clair Beach (Tecumseh) has 36 resident cases and 4 staff case (6 new resident cases, 3 new staff cases)
  • Village of Aspen Lake (Windsor) has 1 resident case and 2 staff cases

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Thursday, the following are under outbreak:

  • 3 outbreaks at agri-farms in Leamington
  • 3 outbreaks at agri-farms in Kingsville
  • 1 outbreak at a health care and social assistance workplace in Lakeshore
  • 1 outbreak at a finance and insurance workplace in Leamington
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing facility in Windsor
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing facility in Kingsville
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing facility in Tecumseh

School Outbreaks

As of Thursday, the following are under outbreak:

  • General Brock Public School
  • LA Desmarais Catholic Elementary School

Community Outbreaks

As of Thursday, the following are under outbreak:

  • Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario
  • Victoria Manor
  • Manor Lodge House

Hospital Outbreaks

As of Thursday, there is one hospital outbreak:

  • Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

The Health Unit says detailed data (case sources, outbreak numbers, etc) may not be up to date at this time due to delays with case and contact management and the high volume of recent cases.

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