Coronavirus Canada Updates: Additional COVID-19 death in Windsor-Essex

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Public Health confirms 21 new COVID-19 cases in Waterloo Region The restrictions were first put in place for Toronto, Peel and Ottawa on Friday, but have now been extended after the province recorded 407 new cases on Saturday — the most in a 24-hour stretch since June 2. It also comes a day after Ontario recorded 402 cases. Previously, gathering limits were set at 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. “Folks, the alarm bells are ringing,” said Ford on Saturday. “Too much of it is being tied to people who aren’t following the rules, people who think it's OK to hold parties, carrying on as if things are back to normal. They aren't. ... We can't have these wild parties right now. It's just way, way too risky.” For those who organize a gathering that exceeds the new limit, they can face a minimum fine of $10,000 under the current emergency orders. If you're caught going to one of these parties, “you can get slapped with a $750 fine,” said Ford. These new restrictions do not apply to events held in facilities such as movie theatres, restaurants, banquet halls, places of worship, gyms, or convention centers.

COVID-19 has claimed the life of another Windsor-Essex resident.

On Sunday, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported an additional death bringing the region’s total to 72.

This is the first death in nearly a month with the last reported on July 29.

Sunday also saw seven new cases of the virus — all in residents of long-term care homes.

Windsor-Essex now has 2,466 confirmed cases of COVID-19 while 2,292 people have made a full recovery after contracting the virus.

There are still two long-term care homes under outbreak protocol — that’s Shoreview at Riverside in Windsor and New Beginnings in Leamington.

Outbreaks are still being reported at two farms in Leamington.

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