Eight new COVID-19 cases reported in Windsor-Essex

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WINDSOR, ONT. – The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported eight new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. This includes seven community cases and one agricultural worker.

Windsor-Essex has recorded 2,333 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March, including 1,444 people who have recovered.

There are now 12 workplaces in Windsor-Essex experiencing outbreaks – four farming facilities in Kingsville and one in Leamington, two manufacturing plants in Windsor, two in Kingsville, one in Leamington and one in Tecumseh as well as a company building in Leamington.

A workplace outbreak is defined as a positive test of at least two employees for the virus within “a reasonable time to suspect transmission in the workplace”.

There are two epidemic long-term care or retirement homes – Chartwell in Leamington and Augustine Villas in Kingsville.

A long-term care facility or retirement home is considered an epidemic if one or more residents or staff test positive for COVID-19.

There have been 71 people in the region who have died from the virus. Forty-nine deaths were among residents of long-term care homes and two were linked to migrant workers.

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