2 New Deaths, 34 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Thursday, Vaccinations For 80+ Starting Soon

Thursday February 25th, 2021

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Last updated: Thursday February 25th, 12:25pm

The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 34 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Thursday, bringing the local total to 12,899.

Today’s New Cases

Cases increased from 12,865 on Wednesday February 24th to 12,899 on Thursday February 25th and 260 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 5 cases are outbreak-related, 12 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 11 cases are community-acquired, and 6 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s nursing staff.

Vaccinations

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

  • 2,306 people have received only their first dose of the vaccine (+411 since yesterday)
  • 11,511 people have received both doses of the vaccine (full series) (+10 since yesterday)
  • A total of 25,328 doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+431 since yesterday)

Vaccine Rollout To 80+ Age Group

The Health Unit says they will begin vaccinating the more than 20,000 local seniors 80 years of age or older starting March 1st.

Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says the rollout will include targeted, appointment-based clinics at the WFCU Centre starting March 1st, and the Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre in Leamington starting March 8th.

She says the vaccinations will be organized using a pre-registration system and will not operate under a first-come first-serve model. Marentette says registrants will be randomly selected based on available space for upcoming clinics. Walk-ins will not be welcome.

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health says the clinic aims to vaccinate around 200 people aged 80 and older each day and that vaccine supply is the issue that is preventing more daily vaccinations.

“The only limitation or limiting factor right now for us is supply of the vaccine,” he said. “If the province wants to give us more vaccine tomorrow, our system is ready to handle that. We can ramp it up to as much vaccine as possible, up to 600, 800 doses a day if need be.”

The Health Unit’s news means vaccinations in this age group are starting at least two weeks earlier than the provincial plan.

The Health Unit says those interested in receiving a vaccine can sign up using this form: https://wechu.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4b313d87e547089b5cabbbd50&id=323a7eda07&e=97a466ded0

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 12,261 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 40 resolved cases today.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced two additional deaths from COVID-19 today bringing the local death toll to 378.

They say both deaths are from the community. A man in his 50s and a woman in her 80s passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 47 hospitalizations today: 43 people in acute care (6 more today), and 4 people in the ICU (1 less 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)
    • Under outbreak since December 8th, 2020
    • 177 resident cases
    • 143 staff cases

Workplace Outbreaks

  • 1 outbreak at an agri-farm in Leamington
  • 1 outbreak at a finance and insurance workplace in LaSalle
  • 1 outbreak at a health care and social assistance workplace in Windsor
  • 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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