Health Unit Announces One Death, Four New Cases of COVID-19

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has announced one death and four new cases of COVID-19.

The latest death involved a woman in her 80s, a retirement home resident, who passed away in the hospital yesterday.

Of the cases announced this morning, two are the result of close contact with someone who has the virus while the other two are retirement home residents.

19 people are in the hospital receiving care for the virus while two are in the intensive care unit.

This region now has 2,537 confirmed cases since the pandemic began with 73 deaths. 2,371 cases are listed as resolved.

Outbreak protocols are in place at one long-term care or retirement home and at one workplace.