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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Monday, April 6th, 2020  | 7 p.m. | Windsor-Essex County 

In an effort to bring timely information to the residents of Windsor-Essex, the WECHU is issuing a second release for April 6th.

The WECHU is saddened to report two deaths related to COVID-19, bringing our total number of residents who have passed away due to COVID-19 to five. A female in her seventies and a male in his eighties have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Out of respect for the families of these individuals no further details will be shared at this time.

 “I send my regrets and condolences to the families of both of these individuals during this very difficult time. This is sad news for our community to lose two more residents in such a tragic way,” Says Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health

In addition the WECHU is reporting a new COVID-19 outbreak for Extendicare Southwood Lakes. For more information about current outbreaks visit our website.

Individuals who suspect they have COVID-19 or are wondering if they should be tested should consult Ontario’s self-assessment tool. If you need further assistance, call TeleHealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or your health care provider. You can also call the WECHU at 519-258-2146 ext. 1420
To protect yourself against COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water (at least 20 seconds) regularly and often
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue and dispose of the tissue and wash your hands
  • Keep surfaces clean and disinfected
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Keep 2 metre physical distance between yourself and others

The WECHU encourages the public to follow credible sources for information about COVID-19. The WECHU monitors and updates our website daily including case counts for Windsor and Essex County. For up to date facts visit www.wechu.org

Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.

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