17 new COVID-19 cases reported in Windsor-Essex, including 11 in agri-farm sector
Windsor Essex County Health Unit in Windsor, Ont., on April 6, 2020. (Bob Bellacicco / CTV Windsor)
WINDSOR, ONT. -- The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reports 17 new COVID-19 cases in Windsor-Essex, including 11 in the agri-farm sector.
Of the new cases, six are in the community.
As of Thursday, there are now 1,857 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 1248 people who have recovered.
Windsor-Essex medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahmed says there are still 150 active cases in the agri-farm sector.
Ahmed says it is a “definite improvement” compared to one point when they had 350-plus active cases.
The death toll in Windsor-Essex is at 69. Forty-nine deaths have occurred among residents in long-term care homes and two are related to migrant workers.
There are also six workplaces experiencing outbreaks, one manufacturing facility in Leamington and five in the agriculture sector — four in Kingsville and one in Leamington.
There are currently two long-term care or retirement homes in outbreak status – Augustine Villas in Kingsville and Riverside Place in Windsor.