3 New Deaths, 32 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Tuesday

Tuesday February 23rd, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 32 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Tuesday, bringing the local total to 12,816.

Today’s New Cases

Cases increased from 12,784 on Monday February 22nd to 12,816 on Tuesday February 23rd and 263 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 5 cases are outbreak-related, 10 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 7 cases are community-acquired, and 10 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s nursing staff.

Vaccinations

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

  • 1,537 people have received only their first dose of the vaccine (+353 since yesterday)
  • 11,491 people have received both doses of the vaccine (full series) (+110 since yesterday)
  • A total of 24,519 doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+573 since yesterday)

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 12,177 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 65 resolved cases today.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced three additional deaths from COVID-19 today bringing the local death toll to 376.

They say:

  • 2 deaths are from the community
    • a man in his 70s
    • a woman in her 90s
  • 1 death is from long-term care
    • a woman in her 90s

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 42 hospitalizations today: 36 people in acute care (2 less today), and 6 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
    • 17 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 (new today)
  • 1 outbreak at a health care and social assistance workplace in Windsor (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.

Expansion of Vaccination To Healthcare Workers

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health says the Health Unit will soon expand vaccination availability to the “very high priority group” which includes many types of local healthcare workers.

He estimates that after recent vaccinations of hospital staff, there are 5,000 to 6,000 remaining local healthcare workers from areas including:

  • patient care care areas in acute care and other hospital settings
  • congregate settings including assisted living
  • correctional settings
  • residential facilities
  • hospices
  • palliative care settings
  • shelters
  • supportive housing outside of highest priority level
  • community care with high risk of exposure in serving specialized populations such as community health centres, home and community care, adult day programs for seniors
  • other healthcare services for Indigenous populations
  • community care with high risk of exposure in serving the general population, such as community based specialists, death investigation professionals, dentistry, gynecology, obstetrics, midwifery, nurse practitioner-led clinics, contract nursing agencies, ENT specialists, pharmacies, primary care, respirologists, respiratory therapy, walk in clinics and laboratory services

He says the Health Unit will be making a registration form available to these organizations to gather information about workers who qualify for the vaccine.

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