Health Unit COVID-19 Cases Update From The Weekend

Monday August 23rd, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 158 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County from over the weekend. The Health Unit no longer reports case counts and statistics on weekends and now provides a weekend summary on Mondays.

New & Total Cases

Of the 158 cases, 33 cases were reported on August 21st, 91 cases on August 22nd, and 34 cases on August 23rd.

The Health Unit says 49 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 30 cases are community acquired, 5 cases are outbreak related, 5 cases are travel related, and the acquisition sources of 69 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 17,500 on Friday August 20th to 17,658 on Monday August 23rd.

They say 391 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 38 since Friday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 2,510 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 250).

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)
  • 506 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta / Indian Variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 246)
  • 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):

  • 297,135 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+1,165 since Friday)
    • 27,821 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-737 since Friday) *
    • 269,314 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+1,902 since Friday)
  • A total of 566,449 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+3,067 since Friday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 67.83 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
    • 78.3 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 61.48 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated
    • 71.0 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 16,828 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 119 resolved cases since Friday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced one additional death from COVID-19 bringing the local death toll to 439. They say a woman in her 50s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 9 hospitalizations today: 9 people in acute care (increase of 2), 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:
    • 9 total in hospital, including the ICU (increase of 3)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 8 unvaccinated (increase of 3)
    • 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 (increase of 3)
  • 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
  • 2 outbreaks at manufacturing workplaces in Windsor (positive for the Delta variant B.1.617.2) (increase of 1)
  • 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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