1 New Death, 10 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Wednesday

Wednesday June 30th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Wednesday, bringing the local total to 16,830.

New Cases

Cases increased from 16,820 on Tuesday June 29th to 16,830 on Wednesday June 30th and 60 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 4 cases are community acquired, 1 case is travel related to the U.S., and 5 cases are still under investigation.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 1,962 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 1 today).

Variant case strains:

  • 1,802 of the total variant cases to date have been the Alpha / U.K. Variant (B.1.1.7) (increase of 1 today)
  • 4 of the total variant cases to date have been the Beta / South African Variant (B.1.351)
  • 16 of the total variant cases to date have been the Gamma / Brazilian Variant (P.1)
  • 3 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta / Indian Variant (B.1.617.2)
  • 1 of the total variant cases to date has been the Kappa / Indian Variant (B.1.617.1)

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 5 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):

  • 273,095 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+582 since yesterday)
    • 116,464 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-6,047 since yesterday) *
    • 156,631 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+6,629 since yesterday)
  • A total of 429,726 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+7,211 since yesterday)

* this number is decreasing as people who *only* received their first dose become people with two doses

Vaccination Percentages

  • 62.35 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
    • 74.4 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (18 years of age or older) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 35.76 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated
    • Nearly 45 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (18 years of age or older) are fully vaccinated

Notes: Updated 18+ percentages are only provided by the Health Unit on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 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
    • Those eligible include:
      • Individuals 12+ (if 12 or older at time of vaccination.
      • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Populations
    • For more information and to book visit WEVax.ca.
  • Pharmacy Vaccinations
  • Pop Up Clinics

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

Getting A Vaccine (2nd Dose)

  • Mass Vaccination Clinics:
    • Those eligible include:
      • People 70 years of age and older.
      • Anyone who received their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna on or before June 2nd, 2021
    • For more information and to book visit WEVax.ca.
  • Pharmacy Vaccinations
  • Pop Up Clinics

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 16,335 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 8 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced one additional death from COVID-19 today bringing the local death toll to 435. They say a woman in her 70s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 16 hospitalizations of people from Windsor-Essex today: 10 people in acute care (increase of 3 today), and 6 people in the ICU (decrease of 1) 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 a manufacturing workplace in Lakeshore (preliminary positive for a variant of concern)

Community Outbreaks

  • The Downtown Mission

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.

Today was Health Unit CEO Theresa Marentette’s last day as she is retiring.
Marentette also announced the Health Unit will be switching from Monday – Wednesday – Friday live YouTube broadcasts to only Fridays.

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