Windsor-Essex records 48 additional COVID-19 cases

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

The Windsor-Essex region saw an increase of 48 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, 13 are close contacts of confirmed cases, 10 are community-aquired and 25 remain under investigation.

As of Sunday, there are now 15,527 confirmed cases in the region, 421 of which are active cases. There were a total of 36 recoveries over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 14,692.

There were zero additional COVID-19 deaths recorded on Sunday with the local death toll remaining at 414.

As of Sunday, there are nine workplace outbreaks, one long-term care home outbreak, two community outbreaks and one school outbreak.

To date, 140,827 residents have gotten their first dose of the vaccine while 13,878 have received both doses.

Starting on Monday, residents 18 and over in Windsor-Essex will be able to book a COVID-19 vaccine if they live in one of the region’s seven hotspot postal codes – N8H, N8X, N8Y, N9A, N9B, N9C, N9Y.

In Ontario, provincial health officials logged 3,732 additional cases of the virus on Sunday. The total number of cases in the province is now at 470,465 with 425,163 recoveries and 8,102 deaths.