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

Thursday August 5th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 20 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Thursday. Thursday’s daily increase is the largest daily increase in cases since June 7th.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 5 cases are community acquired, 8 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 2 cases are travel related, and the acquisition sources of 5 cases are still under investigation

Total overall cases increased from 16,918 on Wednesday August 4th to 16,938 on Thursday August 5th, and 65 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 2,023 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 5).

Variant case strains:

  • 1,825 of the total variant cases to date have been the Alpha / U.K. Variant (B.1.1.7) (increase of 2)
  • 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)
  • 34 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta / Indian Variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 5)
  • 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 14 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):

  • 289,455 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+442 since yesterday)
    • 33,576 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-643 since yesterday) *
    • 255,879 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+1,085 since yesterday)
  • A total of 545,334 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+1,527 since yesterday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 66.08 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 (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 58.41 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated
    • 67.4 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 16,438 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 2 hospitalizations of people from Windsor-Essex today: 1 person 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 (positive for the Delta variant B.1.617.2) 
  • 1 outbreak at a Health care and social assistance workplace in Windsor (positive for the Delta variant B.1.617.2)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Tecumseh

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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