COVID-19 continues to claim lives in the southwest as Ontarians urged to wears masks – CBC

20 people across 3 health units have died, according to last week’s reports

Nov 16, 2022

As Ontarians are urged to wear masks amid a busy respiratory illness season, COVID-19 continues to claim numerous lives in the southwest corner of the province.

According to the last week’s numbers reported by the three health units in our area, there was a total of 20 deaths: 11 in Windsor-Essex, two in Chatham-Kent and seven in Sarnia-Lambton.

According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU), there hasn’t been a death total in the double digits in a week since June. Lambton Public Health says this degree of mortality was last seen in its region in April.

But as the province and health units have shifted the way they report on COVID-19, it’s difficult to find out who is getting sick and dying and how these most recent death tolls compare to earlier on in the pandemic.

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