Health unit releases map of COVID-19 cases across the region

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“Sharing the details is not reflective of which neighbourhood is safe or which neighbourhood is worse. It’s just an indicator of where these individuals are living. Someone could very well be living in Tecumseh, Lakeshore, or anywhere else, but be working in Windsor. The case acquisition could be anywhere else,” Ahmed said.

“The message continues to stay the same. When you are out there, anywhere you are, you are susceptible to contracting COVID.

“You are susceptible to contacting someone who may have COVID. You take all the precautions that you need to. Physical distancing is the most effective measure you can do.”

The health unit has received many requests for more detailed information on the geographical distribution of COVID-19 cases across Windsor-Essex since the pandemic began. Until Friday, the health unit has shared case counts by municipality without indicating what specific neighbourhoods had the most cases.

In addition to the regional map, the health unit released a map showing the distribution of cases in Windsor, where 32 per cent of all local COVID-19 cases live. That map shows the highest concentration of cases around the University of Windsor, where about 25 of every 1,000 residents have tested positive.

A large section of Ward 10 around Ouellette Avenue and a small neighbourhood west of the Ambassador Bridge have seen around 15 cases per 1,000 residents. Dozens of other neighbourhoods across the city are highlighted with slightly smaller infection rates of 10, five, or fewer COVID-19 cases per 1,000 people.