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

Friday March 19th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 29 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Friday, bringing the local total to 13,534.

Today’s New Cases

Cases increased from 13,505 on Thursday March 18th to 13,534 on Friday March 19th and 279 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 3 cases are outbreak related, 6 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 2 cases are community acquired, and 18 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s nursing staff.

Vaccinations

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

  • 33,392 people have received only their first dose of the vaccine (+2,752 since yesterday)
  • 11,921 people have received both doses of the vaccine (full series) (+11 since yesterday)
  • A total of 57,234 doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+2,774 since yesterday)

Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says they they will be closing down the booking system for those over 80 on Saturday March 20th at 4pm and will be switching to a new system for those over 75 next week.

She says anyone 80 and over who has pre-registered will still be called to book an appointment.

How To Get A Vaccine

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

  • People 80 years of age and older
    • Vaccination pre-registration is available for those 80 years and older at this link: https://uwindsor.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cNLRzBnAEGB0tDg
    • Or you can call 519-251-4072.
    • The Health Unit says you should pre-register using their system and not the province’s system. They say if you try to register on the province’s system, you will be re-directed to the local system.
    • The Health Unit says they will be closing this system down on Saturday March 20th at 4pm and will be switching to a new system for those over 75 next week.
  • People aged 60 to 64

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 12,854 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 29 resolved cases today.

Deaths

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

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 21 hospitalizations today: 17 people in acute care (2 less today), and 4 people in the ICU 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.

  • Riverside Place (Windsor)
    • 0 resident cases
    • 1 staff case
  • Leamington Mennonite Home (Leamington)
    • 0 resident cases
    • 1 staff case

Workplace Outbreaks

  • 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 (new today)
  • 1 outbreak at a public administration workplace in Lakeshore (outbreak ended)
  • 1 outbreak at a repair and maintenance workplace in Windsor
  • 1 outbreak at a retail workplace in Windsor

School Outbreaks

  • No current school outbreaks.

Community Outbreaks

  • 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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