Health Unit COVID-19 Cases Update From The Weekend

Monday July 5th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 23 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County from the weekend, bringing the local total to 16,843. The Health Unit no longer reports case counts and statistics on weekends and now provides a weekend summary on Mondays.

New Cases

The Health Unit says 23 new cases are reported from the weekend but the net increase to the total is 11 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 12 cases from their system’s total during the data cleanup and that’s represented in the new cases number today.

Cases increased from 16,832 on Friday July 2nd to 16,843 on Monday July 5th and 45 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

They say 11 cases were reported on July 3rd, 5 cases were reported on July 4th, and 7 cases are reported on July 5th.

Of the 23 new cases, 9 cases are community acquired, 3 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 1 case is travel related, 1 case is outbreak related, and the acquisition sources of 9 cases are still under investigation.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 1,973 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 5).

Variant case strains:

  • 1,812 of the total variant cases to date have been the Alpha / U.K. Variant (B.1.1.7) (increase of 4)
  • 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)
  • 3 of the total variant cases to date have 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 9 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):

  • 275,240 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+1317 since Friday)
    • 98,582 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-9,128 since Friday) *
    • 176,658 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+10,445 since Friday)
  • A total of 451,898 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+11,762 since Friday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 62.84 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
    • 74.6 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (adults) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 40.33 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated
    • 50.3 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
    • Those eligible include:
      • Individuals 12+ (if 12 or older at time of vaccination).
      • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Populations
    • For more information and to book 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:
    • Those eligible include:
      • Anyone who received their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna on or before June 10th
      • Anyone who received their first dose of AstraZeneca on or before May 12th (at least 8 weeks from first dose)
      • Youth (12-17 years) who received a first dose on or before May 12th (at least 8 weeks from first dose)
    • For more information and to book visit WEVax.ca.
  • Pharmacy Vaccinations
  • Pop Up Clinics
    • None at this time.

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 16,364 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 20 resolved cases since Friday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 today and the local death toll stands at 434.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 12 hospitalizations of people from Windsor-Essex today: 10 people in acute care, and 2 people in the ICU (decrease of 3) 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 manufacturing workplace in Lakeshore (preliminary positive for a variant of concern)

Community Outbreaks

  • The Downtown Mission

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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