Windsor-Essex logs 25 additional COVID-19 cases

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

The Windsor-Essex region saw an increase of 25 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, nine of Sunday’s cases are community-acquired, one is outbreak-related, four are close contacts of confirmed cases and 11 remain under investigation.

As of Sunday, there are now 12,771 confirmed cases in the region, 306 of which are active cases. A total of 12,093 individuals have recovered from the virus so far in Windsor-Essex.

There were zero additional COVID-19 deaths recorded on Sunday with the local death toll remaining at 372. To date, a total of 23,694 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents.

As of Sunday, four long-term care and retirement homes in the region remain in COVID-19 outbreak – Franklin Gardens, Regency Park, Rosewood Erie Glen and The Village at St. Clair.

There are also two workplace outbreaks, two hospital outbreaks and two community outbreaks.

The health unit also added a possible public COVID-19 exposure on Sunday at the CIBC on Malden Road in LaSalle. Anyone who visited on February 5 and 6 between 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., February 9 to 11 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and February 12 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. is asked to monitor for symptoms.

Across Ontario, provincial health officials logged 1,087 additional cases of the virus and 13 deaths on Sunday. The total number of cases in the province is now at 293,086 with 275,854 recoveries and 6,861 deaths.