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.
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.