Community transmission of COVID-19 continues in Windsor-Essex

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The novel coronavirus is continuing to spread in the community at large, according to the most recent numbers from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

On Saturday, the WECHU reported the region’s total count of COVID-19 cases at 2,325 — an increase of 19 from Friday morning.

Six of the newly-confirmed patients are workers in the region’s agri-farm sector.

Nine of the cases are being attributed to community transmission.

Four of the cases are still being investigated for their origin.

Windsor-Essex has the worst COVID-19 infection rate per capita in Ontario, and remains the only region in the province that has not progressed to Stage 3 reopening.

As of Saturday, the health unit lists active COVID-19 outbreaks at six manufacturing facilities in the area, five farms, two long-term care or retirement living facilities, and one construction workplace.

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Meanwhile, the health unit continues to ask anyone who patronized an east Windsor restaurant on two specific dates to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms due to the revelation that an employee at the establishment was unknowingly working while infectious.