2 more COVID-19 deaths due to slight drop in hospital admissions on Windsor-Essex Friday Pi News

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The COVID-19 death toll in Windsor-Essex has risen to 610, with two more dying from public health on Friday.

Community members of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) said the missing man was a man in his 90s, a resident of a long-term care or retirement home, and a 70-year-old woman.

Meanwhile, 51 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, four of whom are in intensive care. The number of people receiving treatment in the hospital has decreased slightly in recent days. On Tuesday, 74 people were hospitalized across the region.

WECHU has also recorded 29 Govt-19 eruptions, most of which took place in long-term care or retirement homes. There were 21 eruptions in those systems, while four hospital unit eruptions, three community eruptions and one workplace eruption were ongoing.

The health department said 74 people had tested positive for COVID-19, although current rules only allow certain people to be tested at the COVID-19 assessment center, which means underestimating how many people have COVID-19. .

315 cases are active.

Across the province, there are 20 new COVID-19 related deaths and 1,679 patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Of those patients, approximately 44 percent were admitted as a result of COVID-19 symptoms, while 56 percent were already in the hospital when their cases were confirmed.

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