Author of the article:
Julie Kotsis • Windsor Star
Jul 04, 2020 • • 1 minute read
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Windsor and Essex County jumped by 35 as of Saturday morning, with at least one grocery store employee testing positive.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting 35 new cases for a total of 1,656 confirmed cases in the area, with the number of deaths holding steady at 68.
An employee at the Real Canadian Superstore at 4371 Walker Rd., recently tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19, said a Loblaw’s public relations spokesperson.
“We are working with the local public health team and have taken a number of steps to minimize risk, including increased sanitization protocols and enforcing social distancing practices in the store,” according to the emailed response. “The store also arranged for additional cleaning and has since reopened.
“Team members who worked closely with this individual are now at home in self-isolation, monitoring for any symptoms.”
Two long-term care facilities – Devonshire Retirement Residence and Extendicare in Tecumseh – have ongoing outbreaks, while four workplaces in the agricultural sector have outbreaks. The unnamed businesses are located in Kingsville and Leamington.
More than 670 migrant farm workers had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Friday in Essex County.
Across Ontario, there were 121 new coronavirus cases as of Friday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 35,656.
There are 150 people currently hospitalized with the virus, with 39 in intensive care units in Ontario. Of those 39, 26 are reported to be on ventilators.
Five people with the virus are hospitalized in Windsor.
Ontario has 31,083 resolved cases.