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76 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex Announced Wednesday

Wednesday February 17th, 2021, 10:03am


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 76 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Wednesday, bringing the local total to 12,682.

Today’s New Cases

Cases increased from 12,606 on Tuesday February 16th to 12,682 on Wednesday February 17th and 328 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 33 of today’s reported cases are from February 16th due to a “system issue” and 43 new cases are attributed to today.

They say 14 cases are outbreak-related, 12 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 14 cases are community acquired, 2 cases are travel-related, and 34 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s nursing staff.


The Health Unit provided a vaccination update:

  • 2,191 people have received only their first dose of the vaccine (-311 today)
  • 9,888 have received both doses of the vaccine (full series) (+329 today)
  • A total of 21,967 doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+347 today)

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 11,999 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 54 resolved cases today.


There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 today and the local death toll stands at 355.


The Health Unit lists 43 hospitalizations today: 33 people in acute care (11 more today), and 10 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 (+2 today)
  • Heron Terrace (Windsor)
    • Under outbreak since January 22nd, 2021
    • 2 resident cases
    • 2 staff case
  • Regency Park (Windsor)
    • Under outbreak since January 14th, 2021
    • 24 resident cases (+1 today)
    • 15 staff cases
  • Devonshire Retirement Residence (Windsor)
    • Under outbreak since January 1st, 2021
    • 48 resident cases
    • 9 staff cases
  • Rosewood Erie Glen (Leamington)
    • Under outbreak since December 31st, 2020
    • 43 resident cases
    • 10 staff cases
  • Augustine Villas (Kingsville)
    • Outbreak ended yesterday.
  • The Village at St. Clair (Windsor)
    • Under outbreak since December 8th, 2020
    • 176 resident cases
    • 141 staff cases (+1 today)

Workplace Outbreaks

  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Windsor (1 less today)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Tecumseh (1 less today)

School Outbreaks

  • No current school outbreaks.

Community Outbreaks

  • Salvation Army (new today)
  • Downtown Mission (65 total cases as of yesterday according to Dr. Ahmed)
  • Kensington Court Retirement Residence

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

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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