35 new COVID-19 cases reported in Windsor-Essex, including 9 in community
Windsor-Essex medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahmed in Windsor, Ont., on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. (Bob Bellacicco / CTV Windsor)
WINDSOR, ONT. -- The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reports 35 new COVID-19 cases in the region on Tuesday.
The health unit says nine cases are in the community, eight cases are in the agri-farm sector, three are healthcare workers and 15 are still under investigation.
There have been 2,017 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex, including 1311 people who have recovered.There are eight people in hospital.
Windsor-Essex medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahmed says the region is still adapting to the “new norm” with wearing masks, social distancing.
He wants to make sure there are no surges in community cases or in the agri-farm sector.
“Most of the cases are in the agri-farm sector and some of the communities, and we definitely want to keep it that way,” says Ahmed.
The number of deaths related to the virus in Windsor-Essex remains at 69. Forty-nine deaths have occurred among residents in long-term care homes and two are related to migrant workers.
There are eight workplaces experiencing outbreaks - one manufacturing facility in Windsor, one manufacturing facility in Leamington, four agricultural facilities in Kingsville and two agricultural facilities in Leamington.
There are currently two long-term care or retirement homes in outbreak status – Village of Aspen Lakes and Augustine Villas in Kingsville.