7 New Cases (Net Of 2 Due To Data Cleanup) Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Thursday

Thursday June 17th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 7 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Thursday, bringing the local total to 16,753 (a net increase of only 2 cases to the total due to a data cleanup).

New Cases

The Health Unit says 7 new cases are reported for Thursday but the net increase to the total is only 2 cases due to a data cleanup. Their method for reducing the total due to data cleanups involves reducing the current day’s recorded new case count. Therefore the Health Unit removed 5 cases from their system’s total during the data cleanup and that’s represented in the new cases number Thursday.

There are however 7 new cases in Windsor-Essex.

Of the 7 new cases, the Health Unit says 1 case is community acquired, 4 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 1 case is travel related outside of North America, and the acquisition source of 1 case is still being investigated by the Health Unit’s contact tracing staff.

Cases increased from 16,751 on Wednesday June 16th to 16,753 on Thursday June 17th and 72 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 1,920 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 1 today).

Variant case totals:

  • 1,764 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 22 variants of concern cases are currently active active in Windsor-Essex.


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

  • 266,864 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+577 since yesterday)
    • 171,412 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-6,213 since yesterday) *
    • 95,452 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+6,790 since yesterday)
  • A total of 362,316 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+7,367 since yesterday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 60.92 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 21.79 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 April 18th, 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 16,248 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 19 resolved cases since yesterday.


There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 today and the local death toll stands at 433.


The Health Unit lists 8 hospitalizations of people from Windsor-Essex today: 6 people in acute care (decrease of 1), and 2 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 healthcare and social assistance workplaces in Windsor (positive for the Alpha / U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Tecumseh (positive for the Alpha / U.K. Variant B.1.1.7) (1 less outbreak today)

Community Outbreaks

  • Casa de Dios y Puerta del Cielo
  • Southwest Detention Centre (positive for the Alpha / 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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