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

Friday July 23rd, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 5 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Friday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 1 case is a closed contact of a confirmed case, 1 case is community acquired, and 3 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 16,851 on Thursday July 22nd to 16,856 on Friday July 23rd, and 17 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 1,994 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 3).

Variant case strains:

  • 1,820 of the total variant cases to date have been the Alpha / U.K. Variant (B.1.1.7) (increase of 2)
  • 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)
  • 11 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta / Indian Variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 1)
  • 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 4 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):

  • 284,595 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+561 since yesterday)
    • 44,503 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-1,654 since yesterday) *
    • 240,092 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+2,215 since yesterday)
  • A total of 524,687 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+2,776 since yesterday)

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

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health, says local vaccination demand has plateaued and the majority of local cases are in the unvaccinated population. He says Windsor Essex now has a surplus of vaccine supply with “plenty” of both Pfizer and Moderna.

“If we have a population that is unvaccinated, the virus will continue to circulate,” he said. “If the virus continues to circulate in this population, the virus will have more opportunity to mutate and turn into something more dangerous.”

He says around 50,000 adults locally are unvaccinated.

“As a community, it’s all our responsibility to make sure that we roll up our sleeves, get the vaccine, get ourselves protected, get our families protected, and also ensure our community’s protected.”

Vaccination Percentages

  • 64.97 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
    • 76.8 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (adults) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 54.81 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated
    • 65.7 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
    • See the full list of upcoming clinics here.

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
    • See the full list of upcoming clinics here.

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 16,404 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 2 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 and the local death toll stands at 435.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 3 hospitalizations of people from Windsor-Essex today: 0 people in acute care, and 3 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 health care and social assistance workplace in Windsor

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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