Another 4 deaths, 27 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex

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Four additional COVID-19 related deaths are being reported in the Windsor-Essex region.

The deaths, along with 27 new cases of the virus, were reported on Saturday morning by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

The latest individuals to pass away from the virus are a man and a woman in their 70s as well as a man in his 90s from the general community. A 90-year-old man from a long-term care home also passed away.

The total number of people who have died due to the virus in the region now sits at 372. Meanwhile, the total number of cases is now at 12,746. Of those cases, 289 are listed as being active and 41 are hospitalized.

According to the health unit, six of the latest cases are from close contact of a confirmed case, six are community-acquired, two are outbreak-related and 13 cases are still being investigated.

There remain four long-term care or retirement home outbreaks, two workplace outbreaks, two community outbreaks and two hospital outbreaks in Windsor-Essex.

As of Saturday, 1,295 Windsor-Essex residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 11,056 have received both doses of the vaccine.

Elsewhere, provincial health officials recorded a total of 1,228 new cases of the virus on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in Ontario to 291,999.