41 New Cases Of COVID-19, 2 Additional Deaths In Windsor Essex On Wednesday

Wednesday April 7th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 41 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Wednesday, bringing the local total to 14,195.

New Cases

Cases increased from 14,154 on Tuesday April 6th to 14,195 on Wednesday April 7th and 404 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 1 case is outbreak related, 14 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 2 cases are community acquired, and 24 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s nursing staff.

The Health Unit says 160 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (an increase of 44 identified since yesterday). Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette announced that between March 30th and April 5th, 18.9 per cent of local cases were variants.

Vaccinations

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

  • 92,752 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+2,664 since yesterday)
    • 80,371 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+2,641 since yesterday)
    • 12,381 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+23 since yesterday)
  • A total of 105,133 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+2,687 since yesterday)

Vaccination Coverage Rates

Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette provided an update on vaccine coverage over different age groups:

  • adults 80 and older (87.6 per cent vaccinated to date)
  • adults 75 to 79 (79.9 per cent vaccinated to date)
  • adults 70 to 74 (66.5 per cent vaccinated to date)
  • adults 65 to 69 (41.0 per cent vaccinated to date)
  • adults 60 to 64 (55.1 per cent vaccinated to date)

Marentette says overall, to date, there is a 66.3 per cent vaccination coverage rate among adults aged 60 years and older.

How To Get A Vaccine

There are two vaccination programs at this time:

  • Mass Vaccination Clinics (Pfizer or Moderna)
    • Those aged 60 or older can currently book using the Health Unit’s system.
    • Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says the Health Unit will soon be expanding booking to those in the province’s Phase 2 rollout.
    • Vaccination booking is available at this link: https://wait.crowdhandler.com/wechuvaccination
    • Or you can call 226-773-2200.
  • Pharmacy Vaccinations (AstraZeneca)
    • Those aged 55 and older can make an appointment at a participating pharmacy.
    • The Health Unit says vaccines are now in limited supply at pharmacies in Windsor-Essex.
    • See the province’s pharmacy list here to make an appointment: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations

For more information about vaccines and vaccination locally, visit WEVax.ca.

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 13,386 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 68 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced two additional deaths from COVID-19 bringing the local death toll to 405. They say a man in his 80s, and a man in his 90s passed away. Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says both deaths were from the community and the Health Unit does not know if either person had been vaccinated or not.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 19 hospitalizations today: 14 people in acute care, and 5 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):

Workplace Outbreaks

  • 1 outbreak at an agri-farm in Kingsville (1 less today)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Essex (outbreak ended)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Lakeshore
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Windsor

Community Outbreaks

  • Southwest Detention Centre
  • Victoria Manor (Preliminary positive for a variant of concern)

School Outbreaks

  • No current school outbreaks.

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

  • No current 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. Please see this page for the latest, most up to date data throughout each day.

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