1 New Death, 59 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Thursday

Thursday May 13th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 59 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Thursday, bringing the local total to 15,970.

New Cases

Cases increased from 15,911 on Wednesday May 12th to 15,970 on Thursday May 13th and 340 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 23 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 16 cases are community acquired, 1 case is outbreak related, and the acquisition sources of 19 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s contact tracing staff.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 1,278 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (an increase of 36 identified since yesterday).

Variant case totals:

  • 1,183 of the total variant cases to date have been the U.K. Variant (B.1.1.7) (increase of 36 identified since yesterday)
  • 3 of the total variant cases to date have been the South African Variant (B.1.351)
  • 4 of the total variant cases to date have been the Brazilian Variant (P.1)

The Health Unit says there is a time delay of several days between specimen collection, preliminary screening, and confirmation of a variant case’s strain.

They say 174 variants of concern cases are currently active active in Windsor-Essex.

Vaccinations

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

  • 189,075 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+3,798 since yesterday)
    • 174,465 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+3,678 since yesterday)
    • 14,610 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+120 since yesterday)
  • A total of 203,685 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+3,918 since yesterday)

The Health Unit says Windsor-Essex’s total population in 2021 is approximately 438,001. As of today, 43.16 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

How To Get A Vaccine

There are two vaccination programs at this time:

  • Mass Vaccination Clinics (Pfizer or Moderna)
    • Those eligible include:
      • Adults aged 30 and older in 2021 living anywhere in Windsor-Essex
      • Adults aged 18 and older, living in “hot spot” postal code regions: N8X, N8Y, N9A, N9B, N9C, N8H, or N9Y
      • Pregnant individuals
      • People with the “highest risk”, “high risk” and “at risk” health conditions
      • Healthcare workers in the “highest priority”, “very high priority” or “high priority” groups
      • Essential Workers Who Cannot Work from Home (Group 1 & Group 2)
    • See the province’s eligibility guide for full definitions of conditions and groups.
    • 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 (Moderna)
    • Adults aged 18 and older, living in “hot spot” postal code regions: N8X, N8Y, N9A, N9B, N9C, N8H, or N9Y can make an appointment with a participating pharmacy.
    • Please note: Despite the province’s website stating the Moderna vaccine is available to adults 18 and over with no location restrictions, the Windsor Essex County Health Unit has directed that it is only available locally to residents living in hot spot postal codes.
    • See the province’s pharmacy list and contact your chosen pharmacy directly to make an appointment: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations/moderna

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

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 15,210 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 48 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced one additional death from COVID-19 today bringing the local death toll to 420. They say a man in his 50s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 23 hospitalizations of people from Windsor-Essex today: 20 people in acute care (increase of 4), and 3 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 healthcare and social assistance workplaces in Windsor (1 outbreak is positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7) (1 new outbreak today)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Windsor (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)
  • 2 outbreaks at retail workplaces in Windsor (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)

Community Outbreaks

  • Southwest Detention Centre

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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