23 new COVID-19 cases reported in Windsor-Essex

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Health officials in Windsor-Essex reported 23 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

The additional cases bring the regional case count to 13,149.

According to the health unit, seven cases were community-acquired, three are close contacts of confirmed cases while the remainder are still under investigation.

As of Sunday, 232 cases are currently active. A total of 12,524 individuals have recovered from the virus so far in Windsor-Essex since the pandemic began.

There were no additional deaths logged on Sunday, with the number of fatalities remaining at 393. Thirty-nine people are currently hospitalized.

There are currently two long-term care or retirement homes,  four workplaces and two schools in COVID-19 outbreak. There is also one hospital outbreak and three community outbreaks.

A total of 31,518 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents as of Sunday. According to the health unit, 11,615 residents have received both doses of the vaccine while 8,288 have gotten their first dose only.

Elsewhere, provincial health officials reported 1,299 additional cases on Sunday. The case count in Ontario now sits at 308,296. Since the pandemic began, 290,840 in the province have recovered from the virus while 7,067 individuals have passed away.