38 new COVID-19 cases in Windsor-Essex

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, Windsor, January 16, 2020. Blackburn News file photo.

The Windsor-Essex region saw 38 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday from a variety of different transmission sources.

According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, 23 cases are from close contact of a confirmed case, five are community-acquired, three are local health care workers, one is travel related to Michigan and six cases are still being investigated.

As of Saturday, there are now 3,248 confirmed cases in the region, 239 of which are active cases. A total of 2,932 individuals have recovered from the virus so far in Windsor-Essex while 77 people have passed away.

One local long-term care home has been added to the outbreak list. There are also two schools currently in outbreak- W.J. Langlois Catholic Elementary School and Frank W. Begley Public School. A workplace in  Leamington remains in outbreak as well as a residence at the University of Windsor.

Meanwhile, another establishment was added to the possible COVID-19 exposure list. Anyone who attended Deer Run Church in Leamington on November 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., November 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or November 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. is asked to monitor for symptoms.

Elsewhere, provincial health officials reported 1,588 new cases on Saturday, marking the biggest single-day increase in Ontario to date. There were also 21 additional deaths and 1,363 recoveries reported in the province on Saturday.