CBC Windsor May 23 COVID-19 update: 23 new cases reported

Here's a look at what's happening in our area on Saturday, May 23.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit provided its daily update to COVID-19 numbers

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit updated its COVID-19 numbers on Sunday. (Vince Robinet/CBC)

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting 23 newly detected cases of COVID-19 on Saturday which means there are now 866 cases in the region in total.

Sixty-three people have died from the virus and 478 cases have been resolved.

Over 15,000 people have been tested and 929 of those tests are pending. 

A week ago Saturday, there were 18 long-term care and retirement homes experiencing outbreaks. This week, that number has dropped to four.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit says there are now outbreak situations at four long-term care and retirement facilities - a sharp drop from last week (WECHU)

Random testing to begin

The health unit announced Friday that testing at random sites would begin next week.

It said some of the testing will happen at drive-thru sites while others would be in trailers. 

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit announced on Friday, May 22 that random COVID-19 testing sites will soon begin to pop up in the community. Residents like Jay Brahmbhatt and Marica Repac say they supported the idea of random testing sites across the region.  0:29

The health unit said it high recommends people getting a test carry their health card, but said it's not required. 

COVID-19 in Sarnia-Lambton

Lambton Public Health reported two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the region's total to 245 confirmed cases.

One more person has died from the disease, bringing the death toll to 20, while 173 have recovered. 

There are currently outbreaks at three long-term care and retirement homes in the area. 

Twenty residents and 19 staff members have all tested positive for the virus and five of the residents have died.

Marshall Gowland Manor has one resident testing positive and Village of the St. Clair has two residents testing positive.

COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent

There are currently 26 active cases of COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent, and 142 people have tested positive in the region total.

One hundred of those cases are linked to an outbreak at the Greenhill Produce greenhouse facility.

One person has died in the region because of COVID-19 and 115 have recovered. 


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