17 new COVID-19 cases and one new death reported by WECHU Saturday

FILE - In this July 23, 2020, file photo, health care workers prepare a COVID-19 test sample before a person self-administered a test at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Miami-Dade County Auditorium in Miami as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues. As coronavirus cases surge in hard-hit Florida, so do the turnaround times for test results. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death Saturday, a man in his 70s.

The death toll related to COVID-19 is at 428 people.

Windsor-Essex has had a total of 16,625 confirmed cases of the virus, including 16,034 people who have recovered.

BREAKDOWN OF NEW CASES

8 cases are community acquired

3 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases

6 cases are still under investigation

OUTBREAKS IN THE REGION:

5 workplaces are in COVID-19 outbreak

1 community outbreak

There are 18 Windsor-Essex residents with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the hospital. There are currently 91 variants of concern that are active. 

WINDSOR-ESSEX COUNTY RESIDENTS VACCINATED:

258,357 WEC residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine

A total of 297,894 doses have been administered to WEC residents