Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Tuesday

Tuesday September 21st, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 39 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Tuesday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 18 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 6 cases are community acquired, 3 cases are outbreak related, and the acquisition sources of 12 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 19,319 on Monday September 20th to 19,358 on Tuesday September 21st.

They say 333 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 33 since yesterday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 3,957 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (decrease of 1 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)
  • 1,961 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 5 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):

  • 311,317 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+380 since yesterday)
    • 25,390 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-217 since yesterday) *
    • 285,927 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+597 since yesterday)
  • A total of 600,369 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+4,102 since yesterday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 71.07 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.08 per cent since yesterday)
    • 82.0 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)
  • 65.27 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.13 per cent since yesterday)
    • 75.4 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 (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 18,575 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 70 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced two additional deaths from COVID-19 today bringing the local death toll to 450. They say a man in his 50s from the community and a woman in her 80s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 20 hospitalizations today: 15 people in acute care (increase of 4), and 5 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:
    • 17 total in hospital, including the ICU (increase of 1)
      • 4 are fully vaccinated
      • 2 are partially vaccinated
      • 11 are unvaccinated (increase of 1)
    • 8 total in ICU (increase of 1)
      • 1 fully vaccinated
      • 1 partially vaccinated
      • 6 unvaccinated (increase of 1)
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 4 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) (1 more outbreak)
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (Delta variant)
    • 3 outbreaks in Windsor (all are Delta variant) (2 less outbreaks)
  • Manufacturing
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (all are Delta variant)
  • Fitness and Recreational Sports Centres
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)

Community Outbreaks

  • Leamington Kiwanis Camp (Delta variant)

School Outbreaks

  • 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

  • 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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