73 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Saturday

Saturday April 17th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 73 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Saturday, bringing the local total to 14,737.

New Cases

Cases increased from 14,664 on Friday April 16th to 14,737 on Saturday April 17th and 440 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 1 case is outbreak-related, 26 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 18 cases are community acquired, and the acquisition sources of 28 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s nursing staff.

The Health Unit says 457 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (an increase of 77 identified since yesterday).

Vaccinations

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

  • 117,627 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+2,659 since yesterday)
    • 104,971 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+2,618 since yesterday)
    • 12,656 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+41 since yesterday)
  • A total of 130,283 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+2,700 since yesterday)

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 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 13,888 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 87 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 18 hospitalizations today: 14 people in acute care (increase of 1 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

  • 1 outbreak at an agri-farm in Leamington (new today)
  • 3 outbreaks at healthcare and social assistance workplaces in Windsor (1 outbreak is preliminary positive for a variant of concern) (1 less outbreak today)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in LaSalle
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Windsor (1 less outbreak today)

Community Outbreaks

  • No current community outbreaks.

School Outbreaks

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

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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