62 New Cases Of COVID-19, 1 New Death In Windsor Essex As Of Tuesday

Tuesday December 1st, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has announced 62 new cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the local total to 3,699.

Cases increased from 3,637 on Monday November 30th to 3,699 on Tuesday December 1st and 427 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 16 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 11 cases are healthcare workers, 6 cases are community acquired, 1 case is travel related, 1 case is an agri-farm worker, and 27 cases are still under investigation.

They say 3,192 people locally have recovered (an increase of 58 recoveries today).

There has been one new death due to COVID-19 as of Tuesday bringing the local death toll to 80. The Health Unit says the death was a male in his 90s from a long-term care home.

As of Tuesday, the Health Unit lists 13 people as hospitalized, and 2 people in the ICU with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex. Eight hospitalizations are listed at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

As of Tuesday, four long-term care/retirement homes remain under outbreak and there is one new outbreak:

  • Village of Aspen Lake (Windsor) has 0 resident cases and 1 staff case (new outbreak as of Tuesday)
  • Chartwell Royal Oak Residence (Kingsville) has 0 resident cases and 1 staff case
  • Leamington Mennonite (Leamington) has 0 resident cases and 1 staff case
  • Riverside Place (Windsor) has 17 resident cases and 3 staff cases
  • Iller Lodge (Essex) has 18 resident cases and 3 staff cases

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Tuesday, seven workplaces remain under outbreak:

  • 3 outbreaks at agri-farms in Leamington
  • 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 place of worship in Leamington

School Outbreaks

As of Tuesday, two schools remain under outbreak:

  • W.J. Langlois Catholic Elementary School
  • Frank W. Begley Public School

Community Outbreaks

As of Tuesday, there are two community outbreaks:

  • Riverplace Residence
  • Victoria Manor

Hospital Outbreaks

As of Tuesday, there are two hospital outbreaks:

  • Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare (12 staff cases, 5 patient cases)
  • Windsor Regional Hospital

Are We Heading For A Lockdown?

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health says the data is still being analyzed but a lockdown for Windsor Essex could be considered.

“What we have seen from Green to Yellow to Orange to Red, we didn’t even give ourselves enough time to even see the impact of each of these measures. We needed to take action immediately,” he said.

He says the Health Unit now has to provide daily qualitative data about the region’s COVID-19 status to the province and as the situation locally evolves, a lockdown may be possible.

“With these restrictions in place under the red zone, are we able to bring those case counts down?” he said. “If we continue to see a sustained increase and more outbreaks, then we’ll have to think about considering a lockdown or putting more restrictions in place either locally or provincially.”

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