Local Health Unit Confirms Second COVID-19 Community Cluster

  • Local Health Unit Confirms Second COVID-19 Community Cluster

Local Health Unit Confirms Second COVID-19 Community Cluster

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting five new COVID-19 cases in the region on Tuesday. Medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahmed says numerous municipal bylaws would apply to libraries, but the health unit wanted to ensure the order was clear for all libraries throughout the region.

He would only say the recent close contact cases are "related to a few social gatherings".

To date, 38 confirmed cases are linked to the first community cluster.

It's hard to quantify how many COVID-19 infections have been prevented by diligent residents following public health measures for months, Ahmed said, but the number is in the hundreds or thousands.

He said he sees a lot of parallels right now with the second wave of the 1918 flu pandemic.

"How are we taking control of our fate?" That was nearly a 20 per cent drop from the 313 new cases reported on Monday, the highest single-day count since early June.

"The second wave resulted in millions of deaths", said Ahmed.

It's the first case to be reported in a school in the Windsor-Essex region.

"Go back with when they possibly acquired the virus". Ahmed attributed the rise in cases to Labour Day festivities where the virus spread between large groups of people.

"We have to remember what is at stake". Just think about it.

WECHU is updating their Section 22 Order on masks to include libraries.