Health Unit COVID-19 Cases Update From The Long Weekend

Tuesday September 7th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 304 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County from over the long weekend. The Health Unit no longer reports case counts and statistics on weekends and now provides a weekend summary.

New & Total Cases

Of the 304 new cases, 100 were reported on September 4th, 83 were reported on September 5th, 50 were reported on September 6th, and 71 were reported on September 7th.

The Health Unit says 72 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 34 cases are community acquired, 14 cases are outbreak related, 8 cases are travel related, and the acquisition sources of 176 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 18,363 on Friday September 3rd to 18,667 on Tuesday September 7th.

They say 616 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 97 since Friday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 3,359 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 159 since Friday).

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)
  • 1,350 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta / Indian Variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 152 since Friday)
  • 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):

  • 305,104 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+3,091 since Friday)
    • 26,898 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-365 since Friday) *
    • 278,206 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+2,726 since Friday)
  • A total of 583,310 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+5,817 since Friday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 69.65 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.7 per cent since Friday)
    • 80.4 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.8 per cent since Friday)
  • 63.51 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.62 per cent since Friday)
    • 73.3 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.7 per cent since Friday)

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 17,612 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 207 resolved cases since Friday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 and the local death toll stands at 439.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 21 hospitalizations today: 16 people in acute care (increase of 5), 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:
    • 17 total in hospital, including the ICU (increase of 6)
      • 1 partially vaccinated (increase of 1)
      • 9 unvaccinated (increase of 1)
    • 4 total in ICU (decrease of 1)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 3 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:
    • 2 unvaccinated
    • 1 vaccinated or partially vaccinated
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks

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

Community Outbreaks

  • Urban Field House – Lakeshore (Delta variant)
  • Ciociaro Club – Tecumseh (Delta variant) (decrease of 1 outbreak)

School Outbreaks

  • No current school outbreaks.

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

  • No current outbreaks.

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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