3 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Windsor-Essex Tuesday

·1 min read
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting three more people have died due to COVID-19.  (Mike Evans/CBC - image credit)
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting three more people have died due to COVID-19. (Mike Evans/CBC - image credit)

Three more people have died due to COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex, according to the latest update from the health unit.

In a news release Tuesday, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) reported that one man in his 70s and one man in his 80s have passed away — neither were residents at long-term care or retirement homes. One woman in her 80s from a long-term care or retirement home has also died from the disease.

In total, 613 people have died from COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex since the pandemic began in March 2020.

WECHU also reported 58 new high risk cases, bringing the total of active high risk cases to 254 — but under the current rules only specific populations are eligible for testing at a COVID-19 assessment centre, meaning that figure is an underestimate of how many people have COVID-19.

There are 49 people in hospital, four of whom are in the intensive care unit.

Across the region, there are 25 active COVID-19 outbreaks, including:

  • 18 long-term care or retirement home outbreaks.

  • Three hospital unit outbreaks.

  • Three community outbreaks.

  • One workplace outbreak.

More from CBC Windsor

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting