WINDSOR, ONT. -- The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting three new deaths and 191 new COVID-19 cases in the region on Thursday.

The three people who died were all residents of the same long-term care home - a man in his 70s, a woman in her 80s and a man in his 90s.

Schlegel Villages says an outbreak at The Village of St. Clair has seen at least 105 cases so far, with 61 resident cases and 44 staff members testing positive.

“We’ve been involved with all of the long-term care homes right from the beginning,” says health unit CEO Theresa Marentette. “As outbreaks occur, all of the infection and prevention measured are reviewed.”

The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in the region has reached 94. Fifty-nine deaths are related to residents in retirement or long-term care homes and two are related to migrant workers

Windsor-Essex has had a total of 5,203 confirmed cases of the virus, including 4160 people who have recovered.

The health unit says there are 952 active cases.Sixty people are in the hospital with confirmed cases and 12 are in the ICU. In Windsor, there are also 82 patients in the hospital with suspected COVID-19, but are waiting for results.

Here’s the breakdown of new cases:

  • 32 cases are outbreak related
  • 20 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases
  • 4 cases are community acquired
  • 103 cases are still under investigation

There are 27 outbreaks in the region:

  • 9 outbreaks at LTC and retirement homes
  • 11 workplace outbreaks, including six in the agri-farm sector in Leamington and Kingsville
  • 3 community outbreaks
  • 2 school outbreaks
  • 2 hospital outbreaks

This is the fourth triple-digit day in a row for in the region. A record number of cases was reached on Monday with 195.