Health unit reports 10 new COVID-19 cases in Windsor-Essex

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Ten more local residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The source of transmission for all 10 new cases was “not yet available” on Tuesday morning when the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit updated the COVID-19 stats for the region.

Of the 2,742 individuals who’ve tested positive for the disease since March, 77 cases are currently active and being monitored by public health unit staff.

Starting this week, the WECHU will no longer hold daily news conferences to discuss the local COVID-19 situation. Instead, its YouTube live presentations will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the latest pandemic statistics will be shared in email updates sent to anyone who subscribes to them, and, as always, on the health unit’s website, wechu.org.

One agricultural farm in Kingsville is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak.

All outbreaks at area long-term care homes and retirement homes have been rescinded. Since the pandemic began, 30 of such facilities in Windsor-Essex have had one or more cases of COVID-19 among residents or staff.