Health Unit COVID-19 Cases Update From The Weekend

Monday July 19th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 3 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County from over the weekend. The Health Unit no longer reports case counts and statistics on weekends and now provides a weekend summary on Mondays.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says three new cases are reported from over the weekend but due to a data cleanup, the net change to the overall local total is an increase of one. Their method for correcting the overall local total during data cleanups involves reducing the current day’s recorded new case count, even if there are new cases.

Of the 3 new cases, 0 were reported on July 17th, 2 were reported on July 18th and 1 was reported on July 19th.

Of the 3 new cases, the Health Unit say 1 case is community acquired, 1 case is a close contact of a confirmed case, and 1 case is still under investigation.

Due to the data cleanup, total overall cases increased from 16,846 on Friday July 16th to 16,847 on Monday July 19th, and 14 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 1,989 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 1).

Variant case strains:

  • 1,816 of the total variant cases to date have been the Alpha / U.K. Variant (B.1.1.7) (increase of 1)
  • 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 3 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):

  • 282,491 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+1,227 since Friday)
    • 51,946 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-6,089 since Friday) *
    • 230,545 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+7,316 since Friday)
  • A total of 513,036 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+8,543 since Friday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 64.49 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
    • 76.3 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (adults) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 52.63 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated
    • 63.4 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 16,397 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 8 resolved case since Friday.

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: 0 people in acute care (decrease of 2), and 3 people in the ICU (increase of 2) 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 (new today)

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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