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1 New Death, 32 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Friday

Friday February 26th, 2021, 10:03am


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 32 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Friday, bringing the local total to 12,931.

Today’s New Cases

Cases increased from 12,899 on Thursday February 25th to 12,931 on Friday February 26th and 261 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 1 case is outbreak-related, 14 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 9 cases are community-acquired, 1 case is travel-related outside of North America, and 7 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s nursing staff.


Here’s the Health Unit’s vaccination update for today:

  • 2,768 people have received only their first dose of the vaccine (+462 since yesterday)
  • 11,528 people have received both doses of the vaccine (full series) (+17 since yesterday)
  • A total of 25,824 doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+496 since yesterday)

Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says in the one day since the vaccine registration form was available for those 80 and up, the Health Unit received approximately 8,400 submissions, and 7,000 individual people identified as aged 80 and up. She says the Health Unit’s staff will be going over the list to remove any duplicates and the first group of randomly-selected people will be notified shortly for Monday’s clinic.

Registration is still open at this link for those aged 80 years old and up:

Or you can call 519-251-4072.

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 12,291 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 30 resolved cases today.


The Health Unit announced one additional death from COVID-19 today bringing the local death toll to 379.

They say a man in his 70s from the community passed away.


The Health Unit lists 47 hospitalizations today: 42 people in acute care (1 less today), and 5 people in the ICU (1 more today) 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

The cumulative total number of confirmed cases attributed each outbreak location.

Note: the Health Unit does not publish a breakdown of active cases by location.

  • Franklin Gardens (Leamington)
    • Under outbreak since January 25th, 2021
    • 38 resident cases
    • 16 staff cases
  • Regency Park (Windsor)
    • Under outbreak since January 14th, 2021
    • 25 resident cases
    • 15 staff cases
  • Rosewood Erie Glen (Leamington)
    • Under outbreak since December 31st, 2020
    • 43 resident cases
    • 10 staff cases
  • The Village at St. Clair (Windsor)
    • Outbreak ended today.

Workplace Outbreaks

  • 1 outbreak at an agri-farm in Leamington
  • 1 outbreak at a finance and insurance workplace in LaSalle
  • 2 outbreaks at health care and social assistance workplaces in Windsor (1 new today)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Windsor

School Outbreaks

  • No current school outbreaks.

Community Outbreaks

  • Salvation Army
  • Downtown Mission

Hospital Outbreaks

  • Windsor Regional Hospital – Met Campus – 7N
  • Windsor Regional Hospital – Ouellette Campus – Clinical Teaching Unit

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. The Health Unit has also stated that case and contact management is delayed due to the recent surge in cases and that may affect some of the data. Please see this page for the latest, most up to date data throughout each day.

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