63 new COVID-19 cases in Windsor-Essex Friday, no new deaths

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting 63 new cases of COVID-19 in the region Friday, and zero new deaths.

577 cases currently active in the region

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit office on Ouellette Avenue is shown in a file photo. (Mike Evans/CBC)

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is reporting 63 new cases of COVID-19 in the region Friday, and zero new deaths. 

There are currently 577 active cases of COVID-19 in the community, and according to public health officials, the bulk of new cases in the region have been among unvaccinated individuals. 

There are 25 people in hospital with COVID-19. 

Outbreaks are ongoing at 15 workplaces, six community settings, and nine schools including:

  • St. Joseph's Catholic Elementary School
  • Queen Elizabeth Public School
  • W. F. Herman Academy Elementary School
  • Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School
  • Malden Central Public School
  • St. John Vianney Catholic Elementary School
  • Stella Maris Catholic School
  • Care For You Newcomer Children Daycare
  • Montessori Early Years

Chartwell Royal Oak Long Term Care Residence and Country Village Health Care under an outbreak. 

High-risk exposure

WECHU said Friday afternoon stating there is a high-risk exposure situation at Elite Restaurant in Kingsville from Nov. 18 to Dec. 2. They ask anyone in attendance during those days, and members of their household, to get tested immediately and isolate if symptoms develop, even mild ones. 

The health unit reminds local employers to actively screen all staff daily due to the increasing community risk in the Leamington and Kingsville area.

COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton

Sarnia-Lambton has 47 active COVID-19 cases as of Friday morning. 

In Chatham-Kent, there were 17 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday, amid an uptick in the region.

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