Author of the article:
Julie Kotsis • Windsor Star
Jan 16, 2021 • 5 hours ago • 1 minute read
The numbers of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases continued to drop Saturday in Windsor-Essex County, with the health unit reporting an additional 87 cases, while there were seven more deaths.
Of the 87 new cases, 24 are outbreak related, two are attributed to close contact with a person who previously tested positive, one was community acquired and 60 are under investigation by the health unit.
There are 120 people with COVID-19 in hospital.
That brings the total number of people in Windsor-Essex who have tested positive to 10,752.
In addition, 232 more cases have resolved, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 7,928.
The seven people who died include three in long-term care and retirement homes – a man in his 70s, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 90s. The remaining four were community residents – a man in his 70s, a man in his 80s and two men in their 90s.
A total of 255 local residents have died as a result of COVID-19.
Twenty-one long-term care and retirement homes across the region have active COVID-19 outbreaks as well as 23 workplaces, one community location and three units at Windsor Regional Hospital.
Windsor Regional Hospital continues to deal with two outbreaks at Ouellette campus (the 4M and 6E units) and one outbreak at Met campus (4N unit).
Nine farms have COVID-19 outbreaks (five in Leamington and four in Kingsville), as do six health-care and social assistance locations in Windsor, Lakeshore, and Leamington.
There are also workplace outbreaks at three public administration settings, a food and beverage service and a manufacturing facility in Windsor, as well as a personal service setting in LaSalle, a retail business and a finance/insurance business in Essex.
A community outbreak at Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario on Longfellow Avenue remains active.