21 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Sunday

Sunday May 30th, 2021

Posted at 10:48am

0
0
0

The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 21 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Sunday, bringing the local total to 16,533.

New Cases

Cases increased from 16,512 on Saturday May 29th to 16,533 on on Sunday May 30th and 232 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 14 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 5 cases are community acquired, and the acquisition sources of 2 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s contact tracing staff.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 1,765 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (an increase of 30 identified since yesterday).

Variant case totals:

  • 1,630 of the total variant cases to date have been the U.K. Variant (B.1.1.7) (increase of 21 identified since yesterday)
  • 5 of the total variant cases to date have been the Brazilian Variant (P.1) (increase of 1 identified since yesterday)
  • 4 of the total variant cases to date have been the South African Variant (B.1.351)
  • 1 of the total variant cases to date has been the B.1.617 variant (new today)

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 131 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):

  • 241,521 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (-155 since yesterday)
    • 215,620 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-1,180 since yesterday)
    • 25,901 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+1,025 since yesterday)
  • A total of 267,422 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+870 since yesterday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 55.14 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 5.91 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 15,875 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 20 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 today and the local death toll stands at 426.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 15 hospitalizations of people from Windsor-Essex today: 11 people in acute care, 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 Kingsville
  • 2 outbreaks at healthcare and social assistance workplaces in Windsor (both outbreaks are positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)
  • 1 outbreak at a healthcare and social assistance workplace in Lakeshore (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
  • 1 outbreak at a finance and insurance workplace in Lakeshore (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)
  • 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.

Do You Like This Article?