Health Unit COVID-19 Cases Update From The Weekend

Monday September 20th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 118 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County from over the weekend. The Health Unit no longer reports case counts and statistics on weekends and now provides a weekend summary.

New & Total Cases

Of the 118 new cases: 49 were reported on September 18th, 42 were reported on September 19th, and 27 were reported on September 20th.

The Health Unit says 28 cases are community acquired, 48 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 11 cases are outbreak related, 3 cases are travel related, and the acquisition sources of 28 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 19,201 on Friday September 17th to 19,319 on Monday September 20th.

They say 366 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 38 since Friday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 3,958 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 56 since Friday).

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)
  • 1,956 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 56 since Friday)
  • 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):

  • 310,937 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+1,223 since Friday)
    • 25,607 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-648 since Friday) *
    • 285,330 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+1,871 since Friday)
  • A total of 596,267 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+3,094 since Friday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 70.99 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.28 per cent since Friday)
    • 81.9 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.3 per cent since Friday)
  • 65.14 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.43 per cent since Friday)
    • 75.2 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.5 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 18,505 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 156 resolved cases since Friday.

Deaths

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

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 15 hospitalizations today: 11 people in acute care, and 4 people in the ICU (increase of 2) 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 (increase of 2)
      • 4 are fully vaccinated (increase of 1)
      • 2 are partially vaccinated
      • 10 are unvaccinated (increase of 1)
    • 7 total in ICU
      • 1 fully vaccinated
      • 1 partially vaccinated
      • 5 unvaccinated
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 4 unvaccinated
    • 0 vaccinated or partially vaccinated
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (no variant)
    • 4 outbreaks in Leamington (all are Delta variant) (1 less outbreak)
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in LaSalle (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
    • 5 outbreaks in Windsor (all are Delta variant)
  • Manufacturing
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (both 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 (new outbreak on Friday)
    • 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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