New COVID-19 Cases Jump by 38 Saturday; New Exposure Point Identified


The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit announced 38 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday as well as a new possible community exposure point.

Of the new cases, 23 are linked to close contact with another confirmed case, five were caused by community spread, three are in local health care workers, one is related to travel to Michigan while six others remain under investigation.

The region now has 3,248 confirmed cases of the virus along with 77 deaths.

The health unit has also identified Deer Run Church in Leamington as a possible exposure point with several dates and times where parishioners may have come in contact with the virus.

- November 13 from 11am to 1pm
- November 15 from 8am to 12pm
- November 17 from 9am to 11am

There are currently four long-term care homes, two schools and a workplace on the list of outbreaks.

More information about those can be found on the health unit's website.

Windsor-Essex is currently in Yellow-Protect status of the province's COVID-19 Response Framework, but will move to Orange-Restrict Monday morning which carries several new restrictions for bars and restaurants.