LONDON, ON – The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported 199 new cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths in the region on Saturday.
According to WECHU, four people who died were residents of nursing homes or long-term care – two men and a woman in her 80s – and a woman in her 90s.
Three were from the community – a woman in her sixties – and a man and woman in her 80s.
“These are not just numbers for us,” Medical Officer of Health Dr Wajid Ahmed said on Friday, “they are all people”.
The local death toll linked to COVID-19 has reached 209 people.
There are 199 new cases of the virus on Saturday.
Windsor-Essex has had a total of 9,445 confirmed cases, including 6,732 people who have recovered.
Here is the breakdown of new cases:
• 32 are linked to epidemics
• 20 are close contacts
• 4 is acquired by the community
• 143 are still under investigation
WECHU indicates that 2,504 cases are considered active. There are 92 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the hospital.
There are several outbreaks in the area, including 21 in LTC and nursing homes, 15 in workplaces, three community outbreaks and two outbreaks at the Windsor Regional Hospital.