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Issued: Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 11:30 p.m. | Windsor-Essex County

The following statement can be attributed to Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU):

"The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is declaring an outbreak on the 4N floor of Windsor Regional Hospital - Metropolitan Campus following the COVID-19 cluster investigation announced on Friday, December 11. To date, eight (8) individuals, six (6) staff and two (2) patients, on the floor have tested positive for COVID-19.

Outbreak prevention measures were already implemented by the hospital when the cluster was found and will remain in place. Ongoing testing of staff and patients has already been undertaken. Due to privacy considerations, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is unable to disclose publicly any further details about the cases or the number of close contacts at the hospitals."

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