4 New Deaths, 46 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Wednesday

Wednesday September 8th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 46 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Wednesday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 8 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 4 cases are community acquired, and the acquisition sources of 34 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 18,667 on Tuesday September 7th to 18,713 on Wednesday September 8th.

They say 543 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 73 since yesterday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 3,383 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 24 since yesterday).

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)
  • 1,370 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta / Indian Variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 20 since yesterday)
  • 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):

  • 305,606 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+502 since yesterday)
    • 26,860 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-38 since yesterday) *
    • 278,746 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+540 since yesterday)
  • A total of 584,352 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+1,042 since yesterday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 69.77 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.12 per cent since yesterday)
    • 80.5 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
  • 63.64 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.13 per cent since yesterday)
    • 73.5 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.2 per cent since yesterday)

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 17,727 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 115 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced four additional deaths from COVID-19 today bringing the local death toll to 443. They say two women in their 60s from the community and two men in their 70s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 22 hospitalizations today: 18 people in acute care (increase of 2), and 4 people in the ICU (decrease of 1) 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:
    • 16 total in hospital, including the ICU (decrease of 1)
      • 1 partially vaccinated
      • 9 unvaccinated
    • 3 total in ICU (decrease of 1)
      • 1 partially vaccinated (increase of 1)
      • 2 unvaccinated (decrease 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.
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 4 unvaccinated (increase of 2)
    • 1 vaccinated or partially vaccinated
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (no variant) (new outbreak)
    • 2 outbreaks in Leamington (both Delta variant)
    • 2 outbreaks in Leamington (both are no variant) (2 new outbreaks)
  • Food & Beverage
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
    • 1 outbreak in Essex (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (Delta variant)
    • 6 outbreaks in Windsor (all are Delta variant)
  • Manufacturing
    • 1 outbreak in LaSalle (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant) (1 less outbreak)
  • Personal Services Setting
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • Professional Services
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)

Community Outbreaks

  • Urban Field House – Lakeshore (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
  • Ciociaro Club – Tecumseh (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
  • Leamington Kiwanis Camp (Delta variant) (new outbreak)

School Outbreaks

  • No current school outbreaks.

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

  • Berkshire Care Centre (new outbreak reported today)
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 4th, 2021
    • 0 resident cases
    • 3 staff cases

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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