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16 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Friday

Friday March 26th, 2021, 9:50am


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 16 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Friday, bringing the local total to 13,683.

Today’s New Cases

Cases increased from 13,667 on Thursday March 25th to 13,683 on Friday March 26th and 226 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 10 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 5 cases are community acquired, and 1 case is still being investigated by the Health Unit’s nursing staff.

The Health Unit says 55 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (+4 since yesterday).


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

  • 53,522 people have received only their first dose of the vaccine (+3,688 since yesterday)
  • 12,074 people have received both doses of the vaccine (full series) (+2 since yesterday)
  • A total of 77,670 doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+3,692 since yesterday)

How To Get A Vaccine

There are two vaccination programs for different age groups at the moment:

  • People 70 years of age and older
    • Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette announced Friday the Health Unit is now accepting booking from a new five year age bracket. She says people aged 70 or older can now book using the Health Unit’s system.
    • Vaccination booking is available at this link:
    • Or you can call 226-773-2200.
  • People aged 60 or older (AstraZeneca pharmacy pilot)

For more information about vaccines and vaccination locally, visit

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 13,056 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 19 resolved cases today.


There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 today and the local death toll stands at 401.


The Health Unit lists 17 hospitalizations today: 11 people in acute care (3 more 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

  • No current outbreaks.

Workplace Outbreaks

  • 1 outbreak at an agri-farm in Kingsville
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Essex
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Tecumseh
  • 1 outbreak at a public administration workplace in Windsor
  • 1 outbreak at a repair and maintenance workplace in Windsor

School Outbreaks

  • W.F. Herman Secondary

Community Outbreaks

  • Welcome Centre
  • Salvation Army
  • Southwest Detention Centre
  • Victoria Manor (Preliminary positive for a variant of concern)
  • Downtown Mission (Preliminary positive for a variant of concern)

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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