Windsor-Essex records 2 more COVID-19 deaths

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Two seniors in Windsor-Essex have died due to COVID-19, the local health unit reported Wednesday.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit said the two deaths were a man in his 90s who was living in a long-term care home and a woman in her 80s.

"We have lost 82 people to COVID-19," health unit CEO Theresa Marentette said, adding that 56 deaths have occurred in retirement and long-term care homes.

There were 41 newly diagnosed cases announced Wednesday, bringing the cumulative total to 3,740. About 11 per cent — 410 cases — are currently active.

Fifteen people are in hospital, with two in the intensive care unit.

Of the 41 cases announced across the region, 13 are close contacts of a confirmed case, one is community acquired and 27 are still under investigation.

There are 18 outbreaks in the community, including seven at workplaces.

  • Three in Leamington's agriculture sector.

  • One in Lakeshore's health care and social assistance sector.

  • One in a Leamington place of worship.

  • One in Leamington's finance and insurance sector.

  • One in Windsor's manufacturing sector.

Two community outbreaks are still active: one at Victoria Manor Supportive Living in Windsor and another at Riverplace Residence in Windsor.

Two schools — Frank W. Begley Public School and W. J. Langlois Catholic Elementary School — also remain in outbreak.

There are five long-term care and retirement homes in outbreak:

  • Village of Aspen Lake in Tecumseh with one staff case.

  • Leamington Mennonite in Leamington with one staff case.

  • Chartwell Royal Oak Residence in Kingsville with one staff case.

  • Riverside place in Windsor with 17 resident cases and three staff cases.

  • Iler Lodge in Essex with 18 resident cases and three staff cases.