2 New Deaths, 13 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Wednesday

Wednesday May 26th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Wednesday, bringing the local total to 16,436.

New Cases

Cases increased from 16,423 on Tuesday May 25th to 16,436 on Wednesday May 26th and 297 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 7 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 2 cases are community acquired, 1 case is outbreak related, and the acquisition sources of 3 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s contact tracing staff.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 1,674 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (an increase of 31 identified since yesterday).

Variant case totals:

  • 1,542 of the total variant cases to date have been the U.K. Variant (B.1.1.7) (increase of 24 identified since yesterday)
  • 4 of the total variant cases to date have been the South African Variant (B.1.351) (increase of 1 identified since yesterday)
  • 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 159 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):

  • 231,271 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+3,669 since yesterday)
    • 211,267 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+2,695 since yesterday)
    • 20,004 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+974 since yesterday)
  • A total of 251,275 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+4,643 since yesterday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 67.6 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (18 years of age or older) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 52.80 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 4.56 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are completely vaccinated

The Health Unit says 438,001 people are living in Windsor and Essex County in 2021.

Getting A Vaccine (1st Dose)

There are three vaccination programs at this time:

  • Mass Vaccination Clinics (Pfizer or Moderna)
    • Those eligible include:
      • People 12 years of age and older.
      • Essential workers who cannot work from home that are 16 years and older, born in 2005 or earlier.
    • See WEVax.ca 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
  • Pop Up Clinics

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

Getting A Vaccine (2nd Dose)

  • Pfizer/Moderna:
    • Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says people in certain priority groups are able to book an earlier appointment from what was previously scheduled and must call the call centre at 226-773-2200 to book.
    • For more information visit WEVax.ca.
    • The Health Unit will soon be releasing more information about when people can expect to schedule their second doses.
  • AstraZeneca:
    • Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says people can now receive their second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Visit the Health Unit’s website for full details.

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 15,713 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 74 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced two additional deaths from COVID-19 today bringing the local death toll to 426. They say two women in their 60s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 21 hospitalizations of people from Windsor-Essex today: 15 people in acute care (decrease of 6), and 6 people in the ICU (increase of 6) 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 Kingsville
  • 4 outbreaks at healthcare and social assistance workplaces in Windsor (3 outbreaks are positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)
  • 1 outbreak at a healthcare and social assistance workplace in Lakeshore
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Windsor (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7) (1 less outbreak today)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Tecumseh (new outbreak today)
  • 1 outbreak at a mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7) (outbreak ended)
  • 1 outbreak at a food and beverage workplace in Windsor (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)

Community Outbreaks

  • Southwest Detention Centre (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)

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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