Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Friday

Friday September 24th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 33 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Friday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 14 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 11 cases are community acquired, 1 case is outbreak related, and the acquisition sources of 7 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 19,440 on Thursday September 23rd to 19,473 on Friday September 24th.

They say 302 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 18 since yesterday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 4,113 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 variant (B.1.1.7)
  • 4 of the total variant cases to date have been the Beta variant (B.1.351)
  • 16 of the total variant cases to date have been the Gamma variant (P.1)
  • 2,109 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 48 since yesterday)
  • 2 of the total variant cases to date has been the Kappa 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):

  • 312,960 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+694 since yesterday)
    • 24,704 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-204 since yesterday) *
    • 288,256 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+898 since yesterday)
    • 3,344 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+126 since yesterday)
  • A total of 604,560 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+1,718 since yesterday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 71.45 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.16 per cent since yesterday)
    • 82.5 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.2 per cent since yesterday)
  • 65.81 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.21 per cent since yesterday)
    • 76.0 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.3 per cent since yesterday)

Note: The Health Unit says 438,001 people are living in Windsor and Essex County in 2021.

Getting A Vaccine

  • Mass Vaccination Clinics
    • For full eligibility details and to book visit WEVax.ca
  • Pharmacy Vaccinations
  • Pop Up Clinics / Destination Vaccination Bus
    • Visit the Health Unit’s page on pop-up clinics here
  • 3rd doses / booster shots

For more information about vaccines and vaccination locally, visit WEVax.ca.

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 18,720 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 51 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 and the local death toll stands at 451.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 19 hospitalizations today: 9 people in acute care (decrease of 7), and 10 people in the ICU (increase 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:
    • 21 total in hospital, including the ICU (increase of 5)
      • 5 are fully vaccinated
      • 2 are partially vaccinated (increase of 1)
      • 14 are unvaccinated (increase of 4)
    • 10 total in ICU (increase of 2)
      • 1 fully vaccinated
      • 1 partially vaccinated
      • 8 unvaccinated (increase of 2)
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 6 unvaccinated
    • 0 vaccinated or partially vaccinated
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 2 outbreaks in Kingsville (all are Delta variant)
    • 5 outbreaks in Leamington (all are Delta variant)
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant) (new outbreak)
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (all are Delta variant) 
  • Manufacturing
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (Delta variant) (new outbreak)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • Fitness and Recreational Sports Centres
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)

Community Outbreaks

  • St. Clair College (Delta variant)
  • The Salvation Army (Delta variant)

School Outbreaks

  • Ford City Public School
    • No variant identified
    • Under outbreak since September 22nd, 2021
  • St. John Vianney Catholic Elementary School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 21st, 2021
  • St. Anne Catholic High School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 17th, 2021
  • Sandwich Secondary School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 16th, 2021
  • Al-Hijra Academy
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 16th, 2021
  • Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 16th, 2021
    • The outbreak is restricted to a cohort of students that was already dismissed. The school remains open.
  • 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

  • Village at St. Clair (Windsor) (new outbreak)
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 17th, 2021
    • 2 total resident cases since start of outbreak
    • 0 total staff cases since start of outbreak
  • La Chaumiere (Belle River)
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 17th, 2021
    • 7 total resident cases since start of outbreak
    • 1 total staff cases since start of outbreak
  • Berkshire Care Centre (Windsor)
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 4th, 2021
    • 1 total resident cases since start of outbreak
    • 4 total staff cases 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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