40 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Wednesday

Wednesday May 5th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 40 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Wednesday, bringing the local total to 15,636.

New Cases

Cases increased from 15,596 on Tuesday May 4th to 15,636 on Wednesday May 5th and 384 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 18 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 20 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 1,021 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (an increase of 47 identified since yesterday).

Variant case totals:

  • 930 of the total variant cases to date have been the U.K. Variant (B.1.1.7) (increase of 44 identified since yesterday)
  • 2 of the total variant cases to date have been the South African Variant (B.1.351)
  • 3 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.

Vaccinations

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

  • 161,692 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+3,713 since yesterday)
    • 147,669 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+3,635 since yesterday)
    • 14,023 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+78 since yesterday)
  • A total of 175,715 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+3,791 since yesterday)

The Health Unit says Windsor-Essex’s total population in 2021 is approximately 438,001. As of today, 36.91 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says over the next two weeks, with increased vaccine supply, the Health Unit expects to vaccinate around 20,000 people each week.

She says the following locations will vaccinate approximately these numbers of people each day (some locations are open 7 days a week, some locations are open only 5 days a week):

  • WFCU Centre – 730 people/day
  • Nature Fresh Farms Centre – 450 people/day
  • Libro Centre – 500 people/day
  • St. Clair Sportsplex – 1,000 people/day
  • Windsor Hall – 500 people/day
  • Moy Medical Centre – 220 people/day

How To Get A Vaccine

There are two vaccination programs at this time:

  • Mass Vaccination Clinics (Pfizer or Moderna)
    • Those eligible include:
      • Adults aged 50 and older in 2021 living anywhere in Windsor-Essex
      • Adults aged 18 and older in 2021 living in “hot spot” postal code regions: N8X, N8Y, N9A, N9B, N9C, N8H, or N9Y
      • Pregnant individuals
      • People with the “highest risk”, and “high risk” health conditions
      • Adults aged 40 and older in 2021 with “at risk” health conditions
      • Healthcare workers in the “highest priority”, “very high priority” or “high priority” groups
      • Licenced childcare workers
    • 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 (AstraZeneca)

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

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 14,838 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 42 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 today and the local death toll stands at 414.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 10 hospitalizations of people from Windsor-Essex today: 5 people in acute care (decrease of 4), and 5 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 Leamington (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)
  • 1 outbreak at a construction workplace in Tecumseh (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)
  • 1 outbreak at a food and beverage workplace in Lakeshore (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)
  • 1 outbreak at a food and beverage workplace in Windsor
  • 3 outbreaks at healthcare and social assistance workplaces in Windsor (1 outbreak is positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)
  • 1 outbreak at a retail workplace in Windsor (new outbreak)

Community Outbreaks

  • Parkwood Gospel Church (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7) (outbreak ended)
  • Southwest Detention Centre

School Outbreaks

  • Ecole secondaire catholique l’Essor (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7) (outbreak ended)

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

The cumulative total number of confirmed cases attributed each outbreak location.

Note: the Health Unit does not publish a breakdown of active cases by location.

  • Extendicare Southwood Lakes (Windsor)
    • Under outbreak since April 22nd, 2021
    • Positive for the UK Variant (B.1.1.7)
    • 0 residents cases
    • 5 staff cases

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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