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

Thursday September 16th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 47 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Thursday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 13 cases are community acquired, 10 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 1 case is outbreak related, and the acquisition sources of 23 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 19,114 on Wednesday September 15th to 19,161 on Thursday September 16th.

They say 416 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 13 since yesterday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 3,831 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 81 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)
  • 1,829 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta / Indian Variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 81 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):

  • 309,249 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+497 since yesterday)
    • 26,396 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-90 since yesterday) *
    • 282,853 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+587 since yesterday)
  • A total of 592,102 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+1,084 since yesterday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 70.60 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.11 per cent since yesterday)
    • 81.5 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)
  • 64.57 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.13 per cent since yesterday)
    • 74.5 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 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 18,297 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 60 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 today and the local death toll stands at 448.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 17 hospitalizations today: 12 people in acute care (increase of 1), and 5 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:
    • 13 total in hospital, including the ICU
      • 2 are fully vaccinated (decrease of 4)
      • 1 are partially vaccinated
      • 10 are unvaccinated (increase of 4)
    • 7 total in ICU (increase of 1)
      • 1 fully vaccinated
      • 1 partially vaccinated
      • 5 unvaccinated (increase of 1)
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 4 unvaccinated (decrease of 1)
    • 0 vaccinated or partially vaccinated (decrease of 2)
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (no variant)
    • 5 outbreaks in Leamington (all 5 are Delta variant) (increase of 1)
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (no variant)
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in LaSalle (Delta variant)
    • 5 outbreaks in Windsor (all are Delta variant) (decrease of 1)
  • Manufacturing
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (both are Delta variant) (increase of 1)
  • Fitness and Recreational Sports Centres
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • Retail
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)

Community Outbreaks

  • South West Detention Centre (no variant) (outbreak ended)
  • Leamington Kiwanis Camp (Delta variant)

School Outbreaks

  • St. Joseph’s Catholic High School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 15th, 2021

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

  • Berkshire Care Centre
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 4th, 2021
    • 1 resident case total since start of outbreak
    • 4 staff cases  total since start of outbreak

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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