17 new COVID-19 cases in Windsor-Essex as active case count climbs

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesdya. (Sanjay Maru/CBC - image credit)
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesdya. (Sanjay Maru/CBC - image credit)

Windsor-Essex saw a daily increase of 17 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, public health reported.

According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, 280 cases are currently active, up from 177 this time last week.

Eighteen people who have COVID-19 are currently in hospital.

There are also 18 ongoing outbreaks. They include an outbreak at Windsor Regional Hospital's Ouellette Campus and another at Chartwell Royal Oak, a long-term care home in Kingsville.

Two schools — École Élémentaire Catholique Saint-Jean-Baptiste.Essex Public School — are in outbreak.

The remaining outbreaks are taking place in community settings and workplaces:

  • Five in congregate settings.

  • One in construction.

  • One in fitness and recreation.

  • One in manufacturing.

  • One in a professional service setting.

  • Two in professional, scientific, and technical services.

  • Two in retail settings.

  • One at a public social event.

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