1 New Death, 16 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Saturday

Saturday June 19th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 16 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Saturday, bringing the local total to 16,773.

New Cases

Cases increased from 16,757 on Friday June 18th to 16,773 on Saturday June 19th and 62 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 7 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 6 cases are community acquired, and the acquisition sources of 3 cases are still being investigated by their contact tracing staff.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 1,933 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 1 today).

Variant case totals:

  • 1,777 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)
  • 12 of the total variant cases to date have been the Gamma / Brazilian Variant (P.1)
  • 1 of the total variant cases to date has 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 18 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):

  • 267,942 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+616 since yesterday)
    • 160,354 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-5,260 since yesterday) *
    • 107,588 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+5,876 since yesterday)
  • A total of 375,530 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+6,492 since yesterday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 61.17 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 24.56 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) 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 (Pfizer or Moderna)
    • Those eligible include:
      • People 12 years of age and older.
      • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Populations
    • 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
    • None at this time.

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

Getting A Vaccine (2nd Dose)

  • Pfizer/Moderna:
    • Those eligible include:
      • People 70 years of age and older.
      • Anyone who received their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna on or before May 9th, 2021
    • For more information visit WEVax.ca.
  • AstraZeneca:
    • 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 16,277 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 9 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced one additional death from COVID-19 today bringing the local death toll to 434. They say a woman in her 60s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 9 hospitalizations of people from Windsor-Essex today: 7 people in acute care (increase of 2), and 2 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 a healthcare and social assistance workplaces in Windsor (positive for the Alpha / U.K. Variant B.1.1.7) (outbreak ended)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Tecumseh (positive for the Alpha / U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)

Community Outbreaks

  • Casa de Dios y Puerta del Cielo

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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