45 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Saturday

Saturday May 1st, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 45 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Saturday, bringing the local total to 15,479.

New Cases

Cases increased from 15,434 on Friday April 30th to 15,479 on Saturday May 1st and 409 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 2 cases are outbreak-related, 11 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 15 cases are community acquired, and the acquisition sources of 17 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s contact tracing staff.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 916 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (an increase of 32 identified since yesterday).

Variant case totals:

  • 833 of the total variant cases to date have been the U.K. Variant (B.1.1.7) (increase of 31 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):

  • 154,514 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+3,116 since yesterday)
    • 140,636 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+3,069 since yesterday)
    • 13,878 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+47 since yesterday)
  • A total of 168,392 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+3,163 since yesterday)

The Health Unit says Windsor-Essex’s total population in 2021 is approximately 438,001. As of today, 35.27 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:

  • Pop-Up Clinics
    • Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette says two pop-up clinics will open for walk-ins only on Monday May 3rd for those aged 18+, plus essential workers, living in the N9A and N9C postal code areas. She says the locations will be revealed starting Monday.
  • Mass Vaccination Clinics (Pfizer or Moderna)
    • Those eligible include:
      • Adults aged 55 and older in 2021 living anywhere in Windsor-Essex
      • Adults aged 40 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 14,656 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 70 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 15 hospitalizations of people from Windsor-Essex today: 10 people in acute care (decrease of 4), and 5 people in the ICU (increase of 2) 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 agri-farms in Leamington (1 outbreak is positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)
  • 1 outbreak at a construction workplace in Windsor (outbreak ended)
  • 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 manufacturing workplace in Windsor (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)
  • 2 outbreaks at retail workplaces in Windsor (outbreaks ended)

Community Outbreaks

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

School Outbreaks

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

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
    • 4 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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