34 New COVID-19 Cases Reported For Monday, 16 For Tuesday In Windsor Essex

Tuesday May 25th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 50 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on over two days (the Health Unit did not report case counts or data on Monday due to the holiday), bringing the local total to 16,423.

New Cases

Cases increased from 16,373 on Sunday May 23rd to 16,423 on Tuesday May 25th and 360 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

They say 34 cases would have been reported Monday, and 16 cases are reported Tuesday.

The Health Unit says 12 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 6 cases are community acquired, 3 cases are outbreak related, and the acquisition sources of 29 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s contact tracing staff.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 1,643 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (an increase of 40 identified since Sunday).

Variant case totals:

  • 1,518 of the total variant cases to date have been the U.K. Variant (B.1.1.7) (increase of 53 identified since Sunday)
  • 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 195 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):

  • 227,602 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+2,727 since Sunday)
    • 208,572 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+2,227 since Sunday)
    • 19,030 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+500 since Sunday)
  • A total of 246,632 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+3,227 since Sunday)

As of today, 51.96 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine. The Health Unit uses a total population figure for Windsor-Essex of 438,001 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)

  • 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.

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 15,639 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 51 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 and the local death toll stands at 424.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 21 hospitalizations of people from Windsor-Essex today: 21 people in acute care (increase of 3), and 0 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
  • 4 outbreaks at healthcare and social assistance workplaces in Windsor (2 outbreaks are positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)
  • 1 outbreak at a healthcare and social assistance workplace in Lakeshore
  • 2 outbreaks at manufacturing workplaces in Windsor (both outbreaks are positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)
  • 1 outbreak at a mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (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.

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