Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Wednesday

Wednesday September 29th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 29 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Wednesday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 13 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 5 cases are community acquired, and the acquisition sources of 11 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 19,627 on Tuesday September 28th to 19,656 on Wednesday September 29th.

They say 281 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 7 since yesterday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 4,259 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 86 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)
  • 2,255 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 86 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):

  • 315,043 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+390 since yesterday)
    • 23,181 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-215 since yesterday) *
    • 291,862 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+605 since yesterday)
    • 3,744 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+157 since yesterday)
  • A total of 610,649 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+1,152 since yesterday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 71.9 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
    • 83.0 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)
  • 66.6 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.2 per cent since yesterday)
    • 76.9 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

  • 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 18,921 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 36 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 today and the local death toll stands at 454.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 37 hospitalizations today: 29 people in acute care, and 8 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:
    • 16 total in hospital, including the ICU (decrease of 2)
      • 2 are fully vaccinated (decrease of 1)
      • 2 are partially vaccinated
      • 12 are unvaccinated (decrease of 1)
    • 7 total in ICU
      • 0 fully vaccinated
      • 1 partially vaccinated
      • 6 unvaccinated
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 4 unvaccinated
    • 1 vaccinated or partially vaccinated
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 2 outbreaks in Kingsville (all are Delta variant)
    • 2 outbreaks in Leamington (all are Delta variant) (1 less outbreak)
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (no variant)
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (all are Delta variant) 
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (all are no variant) (increase of 2)
  • Manufacturing
    • 2 outbreaks in Kingsville (all are Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • Public Administration
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant)

Community Outbreaks

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

School Outbreaks

  • St. Andre French Immersion Catholic School (new outbreak)
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 27th, 2021
  • J. A. McWilliam Public School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 23rd, 2021
  • Ford City Public School
    • No variant identified
    • Under outbreak since September 22nd, 2021
  • St. Anne Catholic High School (outbreak ended)
  • Al-Hijra Academy
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 16th, 2021
  • 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)
    • 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
    • 11 total resident cases since start of outbreak
    • 1 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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