Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Friday

Friday October 22nd, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 26 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Friday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 10 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 11 cases are community acquired, 1 case is travel related, and the acquisition sources of 4 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 20,324 on Thursday October 21st to 20,350 on Friday October 22nd.

They say 199 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 3 since yesterday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 4,805 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 18 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)
  • 2,794 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 18 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):

  • 322,741 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+281 since yesterday)
    • 17,769 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-130 since yesterday)
    • 304,972 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+411 since yesterday)
    • 4,755 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+25 since yesterday)
  • A total of 632,468 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+717 since yesterday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 73.6 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)
    • 85.1 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)
  • 69.6 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
    • 83.6 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 3.3 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 19,689 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 28 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced one additional death from COVID-19 today bringing the local death toll to 462. They say a man in his 80s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 13 hospitalizations today: 7 people in acute care, and 6 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):

  • Windsor Regional Hospital:
    • 8 total in hospital, including the ICU (increase of 3)
      • 0 fully vaccinated (decrease of 1)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 8 unvaccinated (increase of 4)
    • 2 total in ICU (increase of 2)
      • 0 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 2 unvaccinated (increase of 2)
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 8 unvaccinated
    • 1 vaccinated or partially vaccinated
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (no variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (Delta variant) 
  • Construction
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
    • 3 outbreaks in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • Manufacturing
    • 1 outbreak in Essex (Delta variant)
  • Retail
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)

Community Outbreaks

  • Forest Glade Arena (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
  • The Downtown Mission (no variant) (new outbreak)

School Outbreaks

  • St Angela Catholic Elementary School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 19th, 2021
  • Mount Carmel Blytheswood Public School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 19th, 2021
  • Giles Campus French Immersion Public School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 18th, 2021
  • Colchester North Public School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 14th, 2021
  • Leamington District Secondary School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 14th, 2021
  • West Gate Public School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 14th, 2021
  • St. Anne French Immersion Catholic School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 12th, 2021
  • Marlborough Public School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 12th, 2021
  • École élémentaire Louise-Charron (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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