6 new COVID-19 cases reported in Windsor-Essex, including 2 in community
Published Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:36AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:11AM EDT
Windsor-Essex medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahmed and WECHU CEO Theresa Marentette. (Courtesy YouTube)
WINDSOR, ONT. -- The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reports there are six new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex.
Two cases are in the community and one new case is in the agri-farm sector. Two people work in Michigan, including one who is a healthcare worker. One case is still under investigation.
Windsor-Essex medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahmed says a case is classified as “community” when the person acquired COVID-19 from community spread, where they cannot link it back to any specific case.
“Which means there is a risk to the community for those people who may be coming into contact with those cases,” says Ahmed.
As of Tuesday, there are 1,678 confirmed cases in Windsor-Essex, including 1038 people who have recovered.
There are outbreaks at five workplaces, including a manufacturing facility in Leamington, two agricultural facilities in Leamington and two agricultural facilities in Kingsville.
The death toll in Windsor-Essex remains at 68. Forty-nine deaths are related to residents in long-term care homes and two are related to migrant workers.
There are three long-term care or retirement facilities in outbreak status – Riverside Place, Devonshire Retirement Residence and Extendicare Tecumseh.