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

Friday April 16th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 62 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Friday, bringing the local total to 14,664.

New Cases

Cases increased from 14,602 on Thursday April 15th to 14,664 on Friday April 16th and 454 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 19 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 7 cases are community acquired, and the acquisition sources of 36 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s nursing staff.

The Health Unit says 380 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (an increase of 14 identified since yesterday).

Vaccinations

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

  • 114,968 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+2,924 since yesterday)
    • 102,353 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+2,859 since yesterday)
    • 12,615 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+65 since yesterday)
  • A total of 127,583 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+2,989 since yesterday)

How To Get A Vaccine

There are two vaccination programs at this time:

  • Mass Vaccination Clinics (Pfizer or Moderna)
    • Adults aged 50 and older living in “hot spot” postal code regions: N8X, N8Y, N9A, N9B, N9C, N8H, or N9Y
    • Adults aged 60 and older living anywhere in Windsor-Essex
    • Vaccination booking is available at this link: https://wait.crowdhandler.com/wechuvaccination
    • Or you can call 226-773-2200 (but the Health Unit says the call centre is only for assisting people who can’t use the website and the call centre has the same access to appointments as what’s shown on the website)
  • Pharmacy Vaccinations (AstraZeneca)

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

Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says the Health Unit has been vaccinating high risk congregate settings in hot spot postal code areas and beginning next week will vaccinate the 300 local adult recipients of chronic home care who cannot leave their homes. Marentette says the Health Unit will also begin vaccinating agri-farm workers at the Nature Fresh recreation complex.

She says the Health Unit will has made vaccine booking available for healthcare workers in the highest priority, very high priority or high priority groups. Vaccine booking is now also available for people with the highest risk health conditions.

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 13,801 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 60 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 today and the local death toll stands at 409.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 17 hospitalizations today: 13 people in acute care (decrease of 2 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):

Workplace Outbreaks

  • 4 outbreaks at healthcare and social assistance workplaces in Windsor (1 outbreak is preliminary positive for a variant of concern)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in LaSalle
  • 2 outbreaks at manufacturing workplaces in Windsor (1 outbreak is preliminary positive for a variant of concern) (1 new outbreak today)

Community Outbreaks

  • No current community outbreaks.

School Outbreaks

  • St. John Vianney Catholic School
  • Centennial Central Public School
  • St. Peter Catholic School (Preliminary positive for a variant of concern)

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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