32 new COVID-19 cases in Windsor-Essex, including 30 in agri-farm workers
WINDSOR, ONT. -- The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit says there are 32 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex on Tuesday, including 30 in agri-farm workers.
There has been 1,361 confirmed cases in Windsor-Essex, including 784 people who have recovered.
The numbers are similar to Monday, when 31 of 32 new cases were in the agri-farm sector.
Health unit board chair Gary McNamara says they are working with the agri-farm sector.
“Some of those farm owners are getting death threats, so that’s serious,” says McNamara.
Seven workplaces are in outbreak status – four in Leamington and three in Kingsville.
A workplace outbreak is defined as two or more employees testing positive for COVID-19 within a reasonable timeline to suspect transmission in the workplace.
The death toll in Windsor-Essex is at 68. Forty-nine deaths are related to residents in long-term care homes and two are related to migrant workers.
There is also one long-term care facility still in outbreak status – Village of Aspen Lake.
In Chatham-Kent the total number of positive cases is at 157.