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

Wednesday August 25th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 48 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Wednesday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 3 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 1 case is community acquired, and the acquisition sources of 44 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 17,695 on Tuesday August 24th to 17,743 on Wednesday August 25th.

They say 408 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 20).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 2,548 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 29).

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)
  • 541 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta / Indian Variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 26)
  • 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):

  • 297,962 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+408 since yesterday)
    • 27,512 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-169 since yesterday) *
    • 270,450 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+577 since yesterday)
  • A total of 568,412 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+979 since yesterday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 68.02 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
    • 78.5 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 61.74 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated
    • 71.3 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 16,896 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 28 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 and the local death toll stands at 439.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 13 hospitalizations today (increase of 1): 12 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):

  • Windsor Regional Hospital:
    • 8 total in hospital, including the ICU (decrease of 1)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 8 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.
  • 4 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) (outbreak ended)
  • 1 outbreak at a food and beverage workplace in Leamington (positive for the Delta variant B.1.617.2) (new outbreak)
  • 2 outbreaks at healthcare and social assistance workplaces in Windsor (both positive for the Delta variant B.1.617.2)
  • 2 outbreaks at manufacturing workplaces in Windsor (both 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

  • 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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