COVID-19 active case count dips below 200 in Windsor-Essex

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. (Sanjay Maru/CBC - image credit)
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. (Sanjay Maru/CBC - image credit)

For the first time in months, fewer than 200 people currently have COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex, according to statistics released Friday.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit said 199 cases are considered active. That's down from a peak of more than 600 active cases in September.

The public health unit also reported Friday one additional COVID-19 death, that of a man in his 80s. Overall, 462 Windsor-Essex residents have died after contracting COVID-19.

There were 26 new COVID-19 cases announced on Friday, and 13 people are in hospital.

Eighteen outbreaks are ongoing, including eight at workplaces.

  • Two outbreaks in the agricultural sector.

  • One in the construction sector

  • Three in the health care and social assistance sector.

  • One in a manufacturing setting.

  • One in retail.

An outbreak at Forest Glade Arena has been rescinded, while a new outbreak has been declared at the Downtown Mission.

An outbreak involving one resident at Augustine Villas in Kingsville is ongoing.

Outbreaks are affecting the following eight schools:

  • St. Angela Catholic Elementary School.

  • Mount Carmel Blytheswood Public School.

  • Giles Campus French Immersion Public School.

  • Colchester North Public School.

  • Leamington District Secondary School.

  • West Gate Public School.

  • St. Anne French Immersion Catholic School.

  • Marlborough Public School.

COVID-19 in Sarnia-Lambton, Chatham-Kent

Chatham-Kent is reporting 14 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, while 61 cases are active overall.

In Sarnia-Lambton, there are 15 new cases and a total of 97 are active.

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