184 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex since Sunday; Outbreaks in 6 long-term care homes | windsoriteDOTca News

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit confirmed 24 more cases of COVID-19 on Sunday afternoon, bringing the local total to 184 from 160 on Saturday. On Sunday, there are three local deaths in total and no new deaths.

On Sunday afternoon, the health unit said that 1,496 people have been tested and 202 tests are still pending.

There are 13,904 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada and 4,038 cases in Ontario, with 119 total deaths.

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The Health Unit has released this graph showing the distribution of cases in different age groups as of Sunday afternoon.

Long-term care outbreaks

Authorities say there are epidemics at the following facilities:

The Health Unit reports that health inspectors regularly monitor and support long-term care facilities. They say the outbreaks are managed by outbreak management protocols under the guidance and guidance of public health. Officials say that any establishment with at least one positive case of COVID-19 in a staff member or resident is considered an outbreak according to directives from the Ministry of Health.

“Long-term care homes support the most vulnerable in our community,” said Dr. Wajid Ahmed, a medical officer of health. “The health workers who serve these institutions provide an important and essential service.”

“It is imperative that sick staff stay at home,” he said. “In addition, I reiterate my strong recommendation that healthcare workers, especially those providing long-term care, limit their employment to one facility during this pandemic. All healthcare workers should monitor symptoms daily and isolate themselves when they are not at work. “



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