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

Thursday July 29th, 2021

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

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 2 cases are community acquired, 1 case is a close contact of a confirmed case, and 2 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 16,874 on Wednesday July 28th to 16,879 on Thursday July 29th, and 24 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 1,998 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date.

Variant case strains:

  • 1,821 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)
  • 14 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 2 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):

  • 286,859 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+170 since yesterday)
    • 37,927 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-1,091 since yesterday) *
    • 248,932 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+1,261 since yesterday)
  • A total of 535,791 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+1,431 since yesterday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 65.49 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
    • 75.6 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 56.83 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated
    • 65.6 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated

Notes: The Health Unit says 438,001 people are living in Windsor and Essex County in 2021. As of July 28th, the Health Unit is now reporting daily percentages of 12+ (the eligible population) rather than 18+.

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 16,420 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 4 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 0 hospitalizations of people from Windsor-Essex today.

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

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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