Seven new COVID-19 cases in Windsor-Essex

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting seven additional COVID-19 cases in the region.

As of Sunday, the number of cases now sits at 557. Out of the total cases, 185 were caused by close contact, 136 by possible community spread, 134 unknown and 102 from travel.

There were no new deaths reported on Sunday with the number of local fatalities related to the virus still at 38.

The health unit is continuing to monitor ongoing outbreaks at five long-term care and retirement homes in the community including AMICA, Sun Parlour, Lifetimes on Riverside, Heron Terrace, and Country Village Homes.

In Windsor-Essex, 5,591 individuals have been tested for the virus with 961 results still pending.

As of Sunday morning, there are 45,791 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada and 14,432 cases in Ontario, with 835 deaths.