Nine people with COVID-19 in hospital; Two in intensive care

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The local health unit reports 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex.Of the cases announced Monday morning, four are in the agribusiness sector, one case is travel-related, one case is a local health care worker and five cases remain under investigation.

There are nine people in the hospital and two in the intensive care unit.

Medical Officer of Health Dr Wajid Ahmed says the situation can be very dangerous when the capacity of the hospital could be exceeded.

“We’re not there yet in Windsor-Essex, but we certainly don’t want to go,” says Dr Ahmed. “We need to take all of these proactive steps and we need to act responsibly as a member of the community to prevent this surge, especially in Windsor-Essex, to keep our community safe.

Dr Ahmed says that when there are cases in the hospital, it requires more effort from the staff and increased isolation.

He says it slows down the health care system.

“When you see cases in the hospital and in the intensive care unit, it means that you have already suffered enough, which is why you see these cases,” he says. “It’s a reality when the cases in the community increase you are forced to see cases in the hospital and you are forced to see cases in ICU and unfortunately you are forced to see deaths that are also associated with that. ”

Windsor-Essex now has 3,097 confirmed cases of the virus since the start of the pandemic, with 76 deaths. 2,819 cases are listed as resolved.

Locally, there are 202 active cases.

An outbreak protocol is in place at four long-term care homes or retirement homes.

A workplace is also in a state of epidemic.

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