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Windsor-Essex is making continued progress against the spread of COVID-19

Windsor-Essex is making continued progress against the spread of COVID-19
12.02.2021 19:21

Windsor-Essex is making continued progress against the spread of COVID-19, but the region’s top public health official is cautioning that case counts are still higher than they were in the peak of the first wave.

Windsor-Essex has had a total of 12,470 confirmed cases of the virus, including 11,855 people who have recovered.

The province is expected to make an announcement later on Friday. If the region moves to the second highest tier of restrictions, establishments such as restaurants and hair salons would be allowed to reopen at limited capacity after two months of closure.

Medical health officer Dr. Wajid Ahmed says the case counts continue to decrease from the peak in January.

They include outbreaks at Windsor Regional Hospital, Kensington at Court Retirement Residence and the Downtown Mission.

Outbreaks are active at five workplaces:

  • Two in Windsor’s manufacturing sector.
  • Two in Tecumseh’s manufacturing sector.
  • One in a personal service setting in Windsor
  • Two in Leamington’s agricultural sector.
  • One in Tecumseh’s health care and social assistance sector

There are six active outbreaks at long-term care and retirement facilities:

  • Devonshire Retirement Residence in Windsor, with 48 resident cases and nine staff cases.
  • Rosewood Erie Glen in Leamington, with 42 resident cases and 10 staff cases.
  • Sunrise Assisted Living of Windsor, with 15 resident cases and nine staff cases. 
  • The Village at St. Clair in Windsor, with 175 resident cases and 139 staff cases
  • Heron Terrace in Windsor, with two resident cases and two staff cases.
  • Franklin Gardens in Leamington, with 38 resident cases and 14 staff cases.