Eight additional COVID-19 cases in Windsor-Essex

Nasal swabs in test tubes. File photo courtesy of © Can Stock Photo / ayo88.

Public health officials in the Windsor-area reported eight new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday.

According to the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, four of the cases are from close contact of a confirmed case, two are travel-related and two cases are still under investigation.

The case count in the region is now at 2,721 with 58 cases currently active. There are no COVID-19 outbreaks at schools or retirement homes in Windsor-Essex. A farm in Kingsville is currently the only workplace outbreak.

Provincially, there was a slight dip in the number of cases on Sunday with 649 new cases of the virus reported. On Saturday, the province recorded 809 cases and 939 cases on Friday.