Windsor-Essex logs 45 additional COVID-19 cases, one new death

A healthcare worker performs coronavirus swab on a patient. File photo courtesy of © Can Stock Photo /Noiel

The Windsor-Essex region saw an increase of 45 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday along with one more death.

The latest death was a man in his 70s from the community. The death toll in the region is now at 407.

According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, eight of Saturday’s cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, two are community-acquired, one is outbreak-related and 34 cases are still under investigation.

As of Saturday, there are now 14,349 confirmed cases in the region, 426 of which are active cases. There were a total of 38 recoveries over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 13,516.

Meanwhile, 235 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified

There are currently five local workplaces in COVID-19 outbreak, as well as two community outbreaks and two school outbreaks.

To date, 101,899 Windsor-Essex residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In Ontario, provincial health officials logged 3,813 additional cases of the virus on Saturday. The total number of cases in the province is now at 382,152 with 343,622 recoveries and 7,531 deaths.