Windsor-Essex logs 37 additional COVID-19 cases, two new deaths

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 37 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday along with two more deaths.

The latest deaths were women, one in her 100s and one in her 90s. Neither women were not associated with a long-term care or retirement home.

According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, 22 of Saturday’s cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, eight are community-acquired, two are outbreak-related and five cases are still under investigation.

As of Saturday, there are now 15,752 confirmed cases in the region. There are 348 active cases, 178 of which are variant of concern cases. Twenty-two people are currently hospitalized.

There were also a total of 53 recoveries over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 14,988.

There are currently eight local workplaces in COVID-19 outbreak and one community outbreak.

To date, 158,914 Windsor-Essex residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, up from 151,552 the previous day.

In Ontario, provincial health officials logged 2,864 additional cases of the virus on Saturday. The total number of cases in the province is now at 489,087 with 447,938 recoveries, 8,261 deaths and 1,832 people currently in the hospital.