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

Thursday April 15th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 93 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Thursday, bringing the local total to 14,602.

New Cases

Cases increased from 14,509 on Wednesday April 14th to 14,602 on Thursday April 15th and 452 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 1 case is outbreak-related, 36 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 28 cases are community acquired, 1 case is travel-related to Michigan, and the acquisition sources of 27 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s nursing staff.

The Health Unit says 366 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (an increase of 21 identified since yesterday).

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health says the increase in cases is a strong reminder that we could be heading in the wrong direction but that Windsor-Essex still has an opportunity to emerge from the stay at home order in a better position than the rest of the province.

“I still believe that we can avoid a major surge of cases in Windsor Essex,” he said, indicating that it is “absolutely critical” to follow the public health measures including physical distancing and wearing a mask.

“With the ongoing vaccine rollout we are doing our best to protect residents,” he said. “But just the vaccines will not prevent the transmission of COVID-19. We need to stick to our public health precautions until our coverage rate is high enough, and our transmission level is low enough.”

“Overall, our actions define how quickly the virus spreads in our community,” he said. “We have an opportunity to come out stronger when the stay at home order is lifted.”

Vaccinations

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

  • 112,044 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+2,646 since yesterday)
    • 99,494 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+2,595 since yesterday)
    • 12,550 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+51 since yesterday)
  • A total of 124,594 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+2,697 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.

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 13,741 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 44 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 19 hospitalizations today: 15 people in acute care (increase of 5 today), and 4 people in the ICU (decrease of 1 today) 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 (new outbreak)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Windsor (Preliminary positive for a variant of concern)
  • 1 outbreak at a personal service workplace in Windsor (Preliminary positive for a variant of concern) (outbreak ended)

Community Outbreaks

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

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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