COVID-19 outbreak declared in University of Windsor student residence

November 11, 2020
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CTV Windsor

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has informed the University of Windsor that an unauthorized Halloween party in a student residence has led to what is now being declared an outbreak.

The health unit has confirmed five students have tested positive for COVID-19, while an additional 13 are self-isolating.

Windsor-Essex medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahmed says the earliest symptoms were reported on Nov. 6.

“The index case had visited outside of Windsor-Essex and then attended the party while having some mild symptoms and other individuals are now quarantining at this time as they are monitoring their symptoms as we speak," Ahmed said.

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