1 New Death, 17 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Saturday

Saturday June 5th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Saturday, bringing the local total to 16,625.

New Cases

Cases increased from 16,608 on Friday June 4th to 16,625 on Saturday June 5th and 163 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 8 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 3 cases are community acquired, and the acquisition sources of 6 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s contact tracing staff.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 1,845 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (an increase of 14 identified since yesterday).

Variant case totals:

  • 1,705 of the total variant cases to date have been the Alpha / U.K. Variant (B.1.1.7) (increase of 12 today)
  • 4 of the total variant cases to date have been the Beta / South African Variant (B.1.351)
  • 9 of the total variant cases to date have been the Gamma / Brazilian Variant (P.1) (increase of 2 today)
  • 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 91 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):

  • 258,357 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+2,278 since yesterday)
    • 218,820 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-1,375 since yesterday) *
    • 39,537 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+3,653 since yesterday)
  • A total of 297,894 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+5,931 since yesterday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 58.98 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 9.02 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are completely vaccinated

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 before March 31st, 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 16,034 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 15 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced one additional death from COVID-19 today bringing the local death toll to 428. They say a man in his 70s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 18 hospitalizations of people from Windsor-Essex today: 10 people in acute care (increase of 2 today), and 8 people in the ICU (increase of 3 today) 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
  • 2 outbreaks at healthcare and social assistance workplaces in Windsor (1 outbreak is positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7, 1 outbreak is preliminary positive for a variant)
  • 1 outbreak at a healthcare and social assistance workplace in Lakeshore (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7) (outbreak ended)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Tecumseh
  • 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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