The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in Windsor, Ont., on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Chris Campbell / CTV Windsor)

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting five new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

The region has had a total of 2,556 confirmed cases of the virus, including 2398 people who have recovered.

WECHU says three of the new cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, one is travel-related outside of North America and one is under investigation.

Medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahmed is asking residents to remain vigilant with public health measures as school is set to resume this week.

“Most importantly watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and go to an assessment centre if needed,” says Ahmed. “Please make sure if your children are showing any symptoms, keep them at home and follow up with your healthcare provider or public health for further directions.”

The health unit says there are 83 active cases in Windsor-Essex. Eight people with the virus are in the hospital, with one person in the ICU.

There have been 75 deaths related to COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex. Fifty-three deaths are related to residents in retirement or long-term care homes and two are related to migrant workers.

There are two retirement homes in outbreak status. New Beginnings in Leamington has 21 residents and seven staff members who have tested positive and Rosewood Erie Glen in Leamington has one staff member with COVID-19.

One workplace is reporting an outbreak - a manufacturing facility in Tecumseh.