Coronavirus Canada Updates: 215 new cases of COVID-19, six deaths reported in Windsor-Essex

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting 215 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths in the region on Sunday.

The health unit says five of the deaths are from long-term care including two women and one man in their 80s and two men in their 90s. One is from the community — a man in his 70s.

The death toll in Windsor-Essex has reached 151.

There has been a total of 8,300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region since March, including 5,733 people who have recovered.

Here’s a breakdown of the new cases:

18 cases are outbreak related
2 cases are community acquired
3 case is a close contact of a confirmed case
192 cases are still being investigated

There are 2,416 cases considered currently active. The health unit says 103 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized.

There are currently 42 outbreaks in the region:

20 outbreaks at LTC and retirement homes
16 workplace outbreaks
Three hospital outbreaks
Two community outbreaks
One school outbreak
Like the rest of the province, Windsor-Essex is currently in the grey-lockdown level of Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework. The lockdown measures will be in place until at least Jan. 23.

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