A jump of 28 was reported Friday afternoon to bring the Essex County total to 290. With Saturday’s totals, Windsor-Essex now has 299 confirmed virus cases.
The death toll comes eight hours after a woman who died in hospital was announced on Friday.
According to the health unit, 2,089 people have been tested locally for COVID-19 and 200 tests are pending; On Saturday, 23 people recovered from the virus.
The latest CTV News figures show that 6,648 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Ontario with 253 deaths – there are 432 new virus cases across Canada for a total of 23,195 and 648 deaths.
The health unit reminds residents to stay home this Easter weekend and try to relax.
According to a statement by WECHU residents, “find time to read, try an online cooking class, practice yoga, go for a walk or spend time in his yard.” There is a strong link between physical activity and mental health. Physical distance does not mean social distance. Stay creatively connected socially through social media or video chats. Start a conversation with a neighbor from your veranda and call your loved ones regularly to stay connected. “
The health unit says that vacations can be emotionally difficult under normal circumstances, so they remind residents to reach out to Canadian Mental Health Association of Windsor to get help if they need help.