Seven new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, Windsor, January 16, 2020. Photo by Mark Brown, Blackburn News.

While the Windsor Essex region has seen a positive trend in new COVID-19 cases, it still has the highest rate of infection in the province.

The Windsor Essex County Health Unit reported seven new cases of COVID-19 Monday.

Among the new cases are two close contacts of a confirmed case, one health care worker, one resident of a retirement home, one student, and one community-acquired case. One case remains under investigation. There are now 101 active cases in the community.

“As much as it’s good to see the numbers stable we shouldn’t ignore the fact that it can get worse. I think we need to be more proactive rather than be reactive,” said Windsor-Essex Medical Officer of Health Dr. Wajid Ahmed.

Across the province, 425 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Monday. There are 175 new cases in Toronto with 84 in Peel and 60 in Ottawa. Over the weekend, the local health unit reported nine new cases of the virus while the province reported 772 cases.