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

Wednesday April 21st, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 72 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Wednesday, bringing the local total to 14,965.

New Cases

Cases increased from 14,893 on Tuesday April 20th to 14,965 on Wednesday April 21st and 486 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 29 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 5 cases are community acquired, 3 cases are outbreak related, and the acquisition sources of 35 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s nursing staff.

The Health Unit says 590 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (an increase of 40 identified since yesterday). The Health Unit is now listing which variants have been identified and they say 516 of the variant cases to date have been the U.K. Variant (B.1.1.7), and 2 cases have been the South African Variant (B.1.351).

Vaccinations

Here’s the Health Unit’s vaccination update for today (residents of Windsor-Essex):

  • 127,056 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+3,987 since yesterday)
    • 113,602 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+3,753 since yesterday)
    • 13,454 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+234 since yesterday)
  • A total of 140,510 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+4,221 since yesterday)

The Health Unit says Windsor-Essex’s total population in 2021 is approximately 438,001.

How To Get A Vaccine

There are two vaccination programs at this time:

  • Mass Vaccination Clinics (Pfizer or Moderna)
    • Those eligible include:
      • 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
      • Healthcare workers in the highest priority, very high priority or high priority groups
      • People with the highest risk, and high risk health conditions
    • 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.

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 14,068 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 47 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 today and the local death toll stands at 411.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 19 hospitalizations today: 17 people in acute care (increase of 2 today), and 2 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

  • 2 outbreaks at agri-farms in Leamington (1 new outbreak today)
  • 3 outbreaks at healthcare and social assistance workplaces in Windsor (1 outbreak is positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Windsor (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Tecumseh (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7) (new outbreak)

Community Outbreaks

  • No current community outbreaks.

School Outbreaks

  • St. John Vianney Catholic School (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)

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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