The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will give a COVID-19 update for our region Friday morning.
WATCH | The health unit's COVID-19 update for August 21 live at 9:30 a.m.:
There are two workplaces currently under a COVID-19 outbreak in Windsor-Essex. The health unit has not specifically named any of the workplaces because the organization says it will only do so if there is a risk to the community.
Two seniors' homes are currently under a COVID-19 outbreak: New Beginnings retirement home in Leamington and Shoreview at Riverside retirement home.
As of 5 a.m. ET on Friday, Canada had 123,873 confirmed and presumptive coronavirus cases. Provinces and territories listed 110,288 of those as recovered or resolved. A CBC News tally of deaths based on provincial reports, regional health information and CBC's reporting stood at 9,090.
The federal government is extending the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) by one more month and revamping the employment insurance program to allow more people to receive financial assistance during COVID-19.
The suite of benefit reforms, aimed at helping Canadians through the transition as the economy gradually reopens, is expected to cost $37 billion.
WATCH | $37B aid package includes CERB extension, new benefits:
Measures include greater flexibility on the work hours required for EI, making it easier for people to qualify for a one-year period.
Testing site opening at St. Clair College
Due to increased demand, Windsor Regional Hospital will do COVID-19 testing at St. Clair College's Sportsplex facility starting with a two-day drive-thru testing blitz next week, followed by further testing inside the facility in September.
Officials say the testing is to help monitor ahead of September school plans and as people return from summer vacation.
The drive-thru testing will take place on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25. Operating hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Windsor Regional Hospital plans to use the inside of the Sportsplex for COVID-19 testing next month, starting Thursday, Sept. 3 and Friday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. before the Labour Day weekend.
As of Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Sportsplex assessment centre will be open the same hours as the Ouellette Campus location — daily, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays.
COVID-19 in Sarnia-Lambton
Lambton Public Health reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. There have been 336 total cases in the region.
Overall, 25 people in Lambton County have died after testing positive for COVID-19. Another 300 people have recovered from the disease.
COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent
Chatham-Kent Public Health reported no new COVID-19 cases Thursday. In total 356 people have tested positive for the disease.
Overall, 315 people have recovered, leaving 39 active cases in that region. Two people have died.
Two workplaces are under an outbreak.