1 New Death, 69 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Friday

Friday August 20th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 69 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Friday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 22 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 9 cases are community acquired, 2 cases are outbreak related, 1 case is travel related, and the acquisition sources of 35 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 17,431 on Thursday August 19th to 17,500 on Friday August 20th.

They say 353 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 29).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 2,260 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date.

Variant case strains:

  • 1,834 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)
  • 260 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. The numbers listed are not necessarily correlated to today’s new cases due to the delay.

Vaccinations

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

  • 295,970 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+550 since yesterday)
    • 28,558 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-197 since yesterday) *
    • 267,412 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+747 since yesterday)
  • A total of 563,382 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+1,297 since yesterday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 67.57 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
    • 78.0 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 61.05 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated
    • 70.5 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) 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)

  • 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
    • Visit the Health Unit’s page on pop-up 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
    • Visit the Health Unit’s page on pop-up clinics here.

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 16,709 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 39 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced one additional death from COVID-19 today bringing the local death toll to 438. They say a woman in her 50s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 7 hospitalizations today: 7 people in acute care, and 0 people in the ICU with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex.

Cases listed at local hospitals (note: these numbers are not updated at the same time as the Health Unit’s):

  • Windsor Regional Hospital:
    • 6 total in hospital, including the ICU (decrease of 1)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 5 unvaccinated
    • 0 total in ICU
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 0 unvaccinated
    • Please note: Windsor Regional does not explicitly list the number of fully vaccinated in-patients, only unvaccinated and partially vaccinated. The data presented here is exactly as Windsor Regional provides it.
  • 1 at Erie Shores hospital in Leamington
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks

  • 1 outbreak at an arts, entertainment and recreation workplace in Windsor (positive for the Delta variant B.1.617.2)
  • 1 outbreak at a construction workplace in Windsor (positive for the Delta variant B.1.617.2)
  • 1 outbreak at a food and beverage workplace in Windsor (positive for the Delta variant B.1.617.2)
  • 1 outbreak at a healthcare and social assistance workplace in Windsor (new outbreak)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Windsor (positive for the Delta variant B.1.617.2)
  • 1 outbreak at a professional services workplace in Leamington

Community Outbreaks

  • St. Anne’s Parish/Pelee Winery Wedding – Tecumseh/Kingsville (positive for the Delta variant B.1.617.2)

School Outbreaks

  • No current school outbreaks.

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

  • Village at St. Clair 
    • Under outbreak since August 17th
    • Positive for the Delta variant B.1.617.2
    • 0 resident cases total
    • 3 staff cases total

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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