Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Friday

Friday October 15th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 43 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Friday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 16 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 7 cases are community acquired, 1 case is travel related, 1 case is outbreak related, and the acquisition sources of 18 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 20,152 on Thursday October 14th to 20,195 on Friday October 15th.

They say 261 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (no net increase/decrease since yesterday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 4,673 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 27 since yesterday).

Variant case strains:

  • 1,839 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)
  • 2,661 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 24 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):

  • 320,795 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+317 since yesterday)
    • 18,899 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-204 since yesterday)
    • 301,896 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+521 since yesterday)
    • 4,504 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+47 since yesterday)
  • A total of 627,195 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+885 since yesterday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 73.2 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)
    • 84.5 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0 per cent since yesterday)
  • 68.9 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
    • 79.6 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.2 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 19,474 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 42 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced one additional death from COVID-19 today bringing the local death toll to 460. They say a man in his 70’s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 9 hospitalizations today: 2 people in acute care (increase of 1), and 7 people in the ICU (decrease 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):

Workplace Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 2 outbreaks in Leamington (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (no variant)
    • 3 outbreaks in Tecumseh (Delta variant)
    • 2 outbreaks in Tecumseh (no variant)
  • Food & Beverage
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant) (outbreak ended)
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
    • 3 outbreaks in Windsor (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant)
  • Manufacturing
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Essex (Delta variant)
  • Public Administration
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)

Community Outbreaks

  • The Salvation Army (Delta variant)

School Outbreaks

  • Colchester North Public School (new outbreak)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since October 14th, 2021
  • Leamington District Secondary School (new outbreak)
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 14th, 2021
  • West Gate Public School (new outbreak)
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 14th, 2021
  • St. Anne French Immersion Catholic School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 12th, 2021
  • Northwood Public School
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since October 12th, 2021
  • Marlborough Public School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 12th, 2021
  • École élémentaire Louise-Charron
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since October 6th, 2021
  • École élémentaire catholique Georges-P.-Vanier
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 1st, 2021
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Ursule (outbreak ended)

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

  • Augustine Villas (Kingsville)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since October 13th, 2021
    • 1 total resident cases since start of outbreak
    • 0 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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