11 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Wednesday

Wednesday August 4th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Wednesday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 3 cases are community acquired, 1 case is a close contact of a confirmed case, and 7 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 16,907 on Tuesday August 3rd to 16,918 on Wednesday August 4th, and 48 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 2,018 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 3).

Variant case strains:

  • 1,823 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)
  • 29 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta / Indian Variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 3)
  • 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 10 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):

  • 289,013 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+335 since yesterday)
    • 34,219 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-463 since yesterday) *
    • 254,794 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+798 since yesterday)
  • A total of 543,807 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+1,133 since yesterday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 65.98 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
    • 76.1 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 58.17 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated
    • 67.1 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)

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
    • None at this time.

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
    • None at this time.

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 16,435 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 3 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 1 hospitalization of a person from Windsor-Essex today: 0 people in acute care, and 1 person 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):

Workplace Outbreaks

  • 1 outbreak at an agri-farm in Kingsville
  • 1 outbreak at a Health care and social assistance workplace in Windsor (positive for the Delta variant B.1.617.2) (new outbreak today)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Tecumseh (new outbreak 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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