Windsor-Essex sees 20 new COVID-19 cases, highest daily increase since June

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The Devonshire Mall COVID-19 vaccine clinic is shown in a file photo. Just over two-thirds of Windsor-Essex residents 12 and up are fully vaccinated as of Thursday. (Dale Molnar/CBC - image credit)
The Devonshire Mall COVID-19 vaccine clinic is shown in a file photo. Just over two-thirds of Windsor-Essex residents 12 and up are fully vaccinated as of Thursday. (Dale Molnar/CBC - image credit)

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Windsor-Essex has more than doubled in less than a week, according to figures from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

The public health unit reported 20 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, the highest single-day total in nearly two months.

The new cases bring the number of active cases to 65. Just under a week ago, on July 30, the case count stood at 25.

In addition to the cases, there are three workplace outbreaks: one in Tecumseh's manufacturing sector, one in Windsor's health-care and social assistance sector and one at an agricultural workplace in Kingsville.

Two people are being treated for COVID-19 in hospital.

According to the health unit, 76.3 per cent of eligible residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while the number of fully vaccinated people 12 and up stands at 67.4 per cent

COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton

Lambton Public Health reported two new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. They are currently the only active cases in the region.

Chatham-Kent Public Health says there is one new COVID-19 case in the municipality, though the number of active cases fell by one. There are seven known cases ongoing in the area.

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