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

Tuesday March 16th, 2021, 9:54am


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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 13,445.

Today’s New Cases

Cases increased from 13,413 on Monday March 15th to 13,445 on Tuesday March 16th and 281 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 1 case is outbreak related, 8 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 8 cases are community acquired, and 15 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s nursing staff.


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

  • 23,786 people have received only their first dose of the vaccine (+3,160 since yesterday)
  • 11,877 people have received both doses of the vaccine (full series) (+23 since yesterday)
  • A total of 47,540 doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+3,206 since yesterday)

Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says 4,432 people 80 years of age and older have been vaccinated at the clinics at the WFCU Centre and the Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Complex. She says around 15,600 people aged 80 and over have registered to date. Marentette says they expect to finish vaccinating those aged 80 and up by the end of the month.

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 12,763 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 40 resolved cases today.


The Health Unit announced three additional deaths from COVID-19 today bringing the local death toll to 401.

They say:

  • two men in their 70s from the community passed away
  • a woman in her 80s from the community passed away


The Health Unit lists 31 hospitalizations today: 27 people in acute care (1 more today), and 4 people in the ICU (2 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.

  • Riverside Place (Windsor)
    • 0 resident cases
    • 1 staff case
  • Leamington Mennonite Home (Leamington)
    • 0 resident cases
    • 1 staff case
  • Devonshire Retirement Residence (Windsor)
    • Outbreak ended.
  • Dolce Vita (Windsor)
    • 3 resident cases
    • 1 staff cases

Workplace Outbreaks

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

School Outbreaks

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

Community Outbreaks

  • Salvation Army (new outbreak)
  • 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

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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