163 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Wednesday, Moderna Vaccine Arriving In Windsor Essex

Wednesday December 30th, 2020

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit has announced 163 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Wednesday, bringing the local total to 7,374.

Cases increased from 7,211 on Tuesday December 29th to 7,374 on Wednesday December 30th and 1,814 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 34 cases are outbreak-related, 2 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, and 125 cases are still being investigated.

They say 5,431 people locally have recovered (an increase of 146 recoveries today).

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday and the local death toll stands at 129.

Hospitalizations

As of Wednesday, the Health Unit lists 90 hospitalizations: 71 people in acute care (increase of 9), and 19 people in the ICU (increase of 2) with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex.

Cases listed on local hospital websites (note: these numbers are not updated at the same time as the Health Unit’s):

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

As of Wednesday, the following are under outbreak:

  • Chateau Park (Windsor) has 0 resident cases and 3 staff cases
  • Leamington Mennonite Home (Leamington) has 0 resident cases and 3 staff cases
  • Riverside Place (Windsor) has 0 resident cases and 3 staff cases
  • Brouillette Manor (Windsor) has 0 resident cases and 1 staff case
  • Augustine Villas (Kingsville) has 6 resident cases and 2 staff case (6 new resident cases, 1 new staff case)
  • Sunrise Assisted Living of Windsor (Windsor) has 4 resident cases and 4 staff cases
  • Huron Lodge (Windsor) has 27 resident cases and 8 staff cases (12 new resident cases, 1 new staff case)
  • Chartwell Classic Oak Park LaSalle (LaSalle) has 0 resident cases and 1 staff case
  • Sun Parlour Home (Leamington) has 0 resident cases and 5 staff cases (1 new staff case)
  • Banwell Gardens Care Centre (Windsor) has 44 resident cases and 26 staff cases (3 new resident cases, 9 new staff cases)
  • The Shoreview at Riverside (Windsor) has 7 resident cases and 5 staff cases
  • La Chaumiere Retirement (Puce) has 0 resident cases and 1 staff case
  • Extendicare Tecumseh (Tecumseh) has 51 resident cases and 21 staff cases
  • Berkshire Care Center (Windsor) has 45 resident cases and 41 staff cases (3 new staff cases)
  • The Village at St. Clair (Windsor) has 115 resident cases and 74 staff cases
  • Chartwell St. Clair Beach (Tecumseh) has 53 resident cases and 12 staff cases (3 new staff cases)
  • Village of Aspen Lake (Windsor) has 7 resident cases and 7 staff cases (3 new staff cases)

Workplace Outbreaks

As of Wednesday, the following are under outbreak:

  • 6 outbreaks at agri-farms in Leamington
  • 4 outbreaks at agri-farms in Kingsville
  • 1 outbreak at a health care and social assistance workplace in Windsor
  • 1 outbreak at a health care and social assistance workplace in Essex
  • 1 outbreak at a health care and social assistance workplace in Lakeshore
  • 1 outbreak at a health care and social assistance workplace in Tecumseh
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing facility in Tecumseh
  • 1 outbreak at a food and beverage service in Windsor
  • 1 outbreak at a personal service setting in LaSalle

School Outbreaks

As of Wednesday, the following are under outbreak:

  • St. Rose Catholic Elementary School
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic School
  • St. Mary French Immersion Catholic Elementary School

Community Outbreaks

As of Wednesday, the following are under outbreak:

  • The Salvation Army Center of Hope
  • Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario
  • Manor Lodge House
  • Victoria Manor

Hospital Outbreaks

As of Wednesday, the following are under outbreak:

  • Windsor Regional Hospital – Met Campus – 6N floor
  • Windsor Regional Hospital – Met Campus – 4N floor
  • Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

Note: windsoriteDOTca News makes every effort to track the changes in COVID-19 data each day. These numbers are subject to change as the Health Unit makes changes to their numbers throughout each day, and errors and omissions sometimes occur with their data. Please see this page for the latest, most up to date data.

Roll Out Of The Moderna Vaccine

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health says Windsor Essex will be receiving doses of the Moderna vaccine given the region’s status as a high-priority area.

He says the vaccine will be administered to residents at long-term care and retirement homes with a “risk-based approach” that starts with facilities not in outbreak, facilities with contained outbreaks, and then the remainder of facilities.

“With the roll out of the Moderna vaccine, we can take it directly to the homes, it will help us to protect the most vulnerable in the population,” he said.

Dr. Ahmed says the Health Unit — which has its own freezers for storage — is expected to receive the Moderna vaccine today and the first vaccinations will begin Monday.

“We may receive enough to vaccinate at least half of the population that are currently residents of all the Windsor long-term care and retirement homes,” he said. “I can not confirm at this time the exact number that will come to us [during the first shipment].”

Theresa Marentette, Health Unit CEO says the Health Unit’s nursing staff will travel to and administer the vaccine at the long-term care and retirment homes and residents at eight homes will receive their first doses next week. She says the Health Unit’s goal is to vaccinate two homes per day.

Marentette says the Health Unit is working with the homes to obtain consent from residents and that receiving the vaccine is completely voluntary.

She says the Moderna vaccine requires a second dose after twenty-eight days.

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