WINDSOR, ONT -- The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reports there are still no positive tests of the novel coronavirus as of Wednesday morning.


According to Dr. Wajid Ahmed, 164 people have been tested in the community. To date, 61 tests have come back negative and 103 test results are still pending.


Dr. Ahmed, the medical officer of health, is asking residents to avoid non-essential trips and stay at home as much as possible.


"New cases are coming up across everywhere," he told reporters Wednesday. "We are at least lucky that we don't have a confirmed case in Windsor and Essex and I would like to keep it that way."


Dr. Ahmed is also asking residents to avoid non-essential travel outside of Windsor-Essex County and create an emergency plan.


"I want to make sure that we are doing everything not to introduce any new case in our community with some of these travel," he says. "It could be a risk and if we can avoid that, I would like to err on the side of caution to make sure we are doing everything we can."


If you think you are sick, the health unit has provided this informational link.


With files from AM800’s Teresinha Medeiros