COVID-19 exposures on city buses and Ruthven Church
October 1, 2021 10:11 a.m.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has identified three possible exposures to COVID-19 in the community, including two on Transit Windsor buses.
Anyone who took the 1A or 1C bus on September 21 at 1 p.m., or between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., should watch for symptoms of the virus. Route 1A connects Devonshire Mall and the City Center International Transit Terminal, while Route 1C runs from the Forest Glade area to HÃ´tel-Dieu Grace Healthcare on Prince Road.
The health unit has also identified a possible exhibit at the Word of Life Community Church at 1771 Talbot Road in Ruthven. It was last Saturday September 25, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
In the past two days, 86 more cases have been confirmed in Windsor-Essex. As the health unit was closed Thursday for National Truth and Reconciliation Day, it did not release a report that day. They were 43 Thursday and 43 Friday.
Among the new cases, authorities are still investigating how 17 people were infected. 34 others had close contact with a previously confirmed case, 25 caught the virus in the community. There are ten linked to an epidemic.
There have also been two other deaths bringing the local death toll from COVID-19 to 456 since March 2020. A man in his 50s and a woman in his 60s were the latest deaths.
There are currently 297 active cases in the region, including 194 involving a variant of concern.
During a weekly point on Friday, Responsible for Epidemiology and Evaluation. Ramsey D’Souza said the region’s weekly case rate fell to 65.2 per 100,000, a slight increase from last week when he said it was 66.4.
The percentage of positive tests for the virus is up slightly from last week’s report, when 3.9% of people tested for COVID-19 tested positive. Over the past seven days it was 4.7%. Ramsey noted that this is almost double the provincial average of 2.4.
For the second update in a row, the replication rate hasn’t really changed. It was 0.9, and now it’s 0.88, which means each new case results in less of another in the community.