Health Unit COVID-19 Cases Update From The Weekend

Monday August 30th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 213 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 213 new cases, 57 cases were reported on August 28th, 88 cases were reported on August 29th, and 68 cases were reported on August 30th.

The Health Unit says 47 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 19 cases are community acquired, 8 cases are outbreak related, 3 cases are travel related, and the acquisition sources of 136 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 17,904 on Friday August 27th to 18,117 on Monday August 30th.

They say 518 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 46 since Friday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 2,957 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 216 since Friday).

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)
  • 945 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta / Indian Variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 207 since Friday)
  • 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):

  • 299,930 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+1,135 since Friday)
    • 26,839 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-403 since Friday) *
    • 273,091 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+1,538 since Friday)
  • A total of 573,021 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+2,673 since Friday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 68.47 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
    • 79.0 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 62.34 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated
    • 72.0 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 17,160 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 167 resolved cases since Friday.

Deaths

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

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 12 hospitalizations today: 9 people in acute care (decrease of 1), and 3 people in the ICU (decrease of 2) 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:
    • 11 total in hospital, including the ICU (increase of 1)
      • 1 partially vaccinated
      • 8 unvaccinated (increase of 1)
    • 3 total in ICU (increase of 1)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 2 unvaccinated (increase of 1)
    • 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 a construction workplace in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • 1 outbreak at a food and beverage workplace in Kingsville (Delta variant)
  • 1 outbreak at a food and beverage workplace in Leamington (Delta variant)
  • 1 outbreak at a healthcare and social assistance workplace in Kingsville (Delta variant) (new outbreak)
  • 1 outbreak at a healthcare and social assistance workplace in Kingsville (no variant) (new outbreak)
  • 4 outbreaks at healthcare and social assistance workplaces in Windsor (all 4 are Delta variant) (1 new outbreak)
  • 1 outbreak at a healthcare and social assistance workplace in Windsor (no variant) (new outbreak)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Windsor (Delta variant) (1 less outbreak)
  • 1 outbreak at a professional services workplace in Windsor (Delta variant)

Community Outbreaks

  • Ciociaro Club – Tecumseh (Delta variant) (new outbreak)
  • South West Detention Centre (Delta variant) (new outbreak)
  • St. Anne’s Parish/Pelee Winery Wedding – Tecumseh/Kingsville (Delta variant)

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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