2 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Friday

Friday July 16th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 2 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Friday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says two new cases are reported for Friday but due to a data cleanup, the net change to the overall local total is zero. Their method for reducing the overall local total due to data cleanups involves reducing the current day’s recorded new case count, even if there are new cases.

Due to the data cleanup, total overall cases remained the same at 16,846 from Wednesday July 14th to Thursday July 15th, and 21 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

Of the two new cases, the Health Unit says 1 case is community acquired, and the acquisition source of 1 case is still under investigation.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 1,988 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date.

Variant case strains:

  • 1,815 of the total variant cases to date have been the Alpha / U.K. Variant (B.1.1.7)
  • 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)
  • 10 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta / Indian Variant (B.1.617.2)
  • 2 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 6 variants of concern cases are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

Vaccinations

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

  • 281,264 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+620 since yesterday)
    • 58,035 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-3,152 since yesterday) *
    • 223,229 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+3,772 since yesterday)
  • A total of 504,493 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+4,392 since yesterday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 64.21 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
    • 76.0 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (adults) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 50.96 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated
    • 61.8 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (adults) are fully vaccinated

Note: 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
    • Walk-in appointments are available at all mass vaccination sites for first doses, pending vaccine availability.
    • For full details visit WEVax.ca.
  • 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)

  • Mass Vaccination Clinics:
    • For full eligibility details and to book visit WEVax.ca.
  • Pharmacy Vaccinations
  • Pop Up Clinics
    • None at this time.

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 16,389 total resolved cases.

That’s an decrease of 2 resolved case since yesterday, likely due to the data cleanup.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 and the local death toll stands at 436.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 3 hospitalizations of people from Windsor-Essex today: 2 people in acute care, and 1 person 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

  • No current workplace outbreaks.

Community Outbreaks

  • No current outbreaks.

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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