Health Unit COVID-19 Cases Update From The Weekend

Monday September 27th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 117 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 117 new cases: 30 cases were reported on September 25th, 47 cases were reported on September 26th, and 40 cases were reported on September 27th.

The Health Unit says 64 are close contacts of confirmed cases, 29 are community acquired, 9 are outbreak related, 1 is travel related, and the acquisition sources of 14 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 19,473 on Friday September 24th to 19,590 on Monday September 27th.

They say 307 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 5 since Friday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 4,168 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 55 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)
  • 2,164 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 55 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):

  • 314,263 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+1,303 since Friday)
    • 23,654 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-1,050 since Friday) *
    • 290,609 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+2,353 since Friday)
    • 3,395 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+51 since Friday)
  • A total of 608,267 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+3,707 since Friday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 71.7 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.3 per cent since Friday)
    • 82.8 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)
  • 66.3 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.5 per cent since Friday)
    • 76.6 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.6 per cent since Friday)

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 18,830 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 110 resolved cases since Friday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced two additional deaths from COVID-19 from over the weekend bringing the local death toll to 453. They say two men in their 70s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 14 hospitalizations today: 7 people in acute care (decrease of 2), and 7 people in the ICU (decrease of 3) 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
      • 5 are fully vaccinated
      • 2 are partially vaccinated
      • 14 are unvaccinated
    • 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
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (Delta variant) (1 less outbreak)
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (no variant) (new outbreak)
    • 4 outbreaks in Leamington (all are Delta variant) (1 less outbreak)
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (no variant) (new outbreak)
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (all are Delta variant) 
  • Manufacturing
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (no variant) (new outbreak)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
  • 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

  • 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. John Vianney Catholic Elementary School (outbreak ended)
  • 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)
    • 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) (outbreak ended)

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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