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30 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Wednesday

Wednesday March 17th, 2021, 9:57am


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 30 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Wednesday, bringing the local total to 13,475.

Today’s New Cases

Cases increased from 13,445 on Tuesday March 16th to 13,475 on Wednesday March 17th and 273 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 2 cases are outbreak related, 8 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 1 case is community acquired, 1 case is travel-related to Michigan and 18 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s nursing staff.


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

  • 27,874 people have received only their first dose of the vaccine (+4,088 since yesterday)
  • 11,881 people have received both doses of the vaccine (full series) (+4 since yesterday)
  • A total of 51,636 doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+4,096 since yesterday)

Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says 5,120 people 80 years of age and older have been vaccinated at the clinics at the WFCU Centre and the Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Complex and the Health Unit is vaccinating around 700 people in this age group per day.

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:
    • 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.
  • People aged 60 to 64

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 12,801 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 38 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 24 hospitalizations today: 20 people in acute care (7 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
  • Dolce Vita (Windsor)
    • Outbreak ended

Workplace Outbreaks

  • 1 outbreak at a construction workplace in Kingsville (outbreak ended)
  • 1 outbreak at a health care and social assistance workplace in Windsor (outbreak ended)
  • 1 outbreak at a public administration workplace in Lakeshore
  • 1 outbreak at a retail workplace in Windsor

School Outbreaks

  • W.F. Herman High School (outbreak ended)
  • Monseigneur Jean Noel (outbreak ended)

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

  • Windsor Regional Hospital – Met Campus – 7N (outbreak ended)

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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