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37 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Thursday

Thursday April 1st, 2021, 10:19am


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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 37 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Wednesday, bringing the local total to 13,928.

Today’s New Cases

Cases increased from 13,891 on Wednesday March 31st to 13,928 on Thursday April 1st and 337 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 2 cases are outbreak related, 17 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 2 cases are community acquired, and 13 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s nursing staff.

The Health Unit says 79 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (9 more today).


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

  • 81,335 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+2,720 since yesterday)
    • 69,030 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+2,694 since yesterday)
    • 12,305 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+26 since yesterday)
  • A total of 93,640 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+2,746 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
  • People aged 60 or older (AstraZeneca pharmacy pilot)

For more information about vaccines and vaccination locally, visit

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 13,188 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 29 resolved cases today.


There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 today and the local death toll stands at 403.


The Health Unit lists 14 hospitalizations today: 10 people in acute care, 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

  • 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 Lakeshore

School Outbreaks

  • W.F. Herman Secondary

Community Outbreaks

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

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

Health Unit Updates

The Health Unit says they will not hold live briefings on YouTube on Friday or Monday due to Easter-related holidays and briefings will resume Tuesday. They say the next daily COVID-19 statistics update will take place Saturday, followed by Tuesday.

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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