Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Thursday

Thursday October 21st, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 22 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Thursday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 10 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 6 cases are community acquired, and the acquisition sources of 6 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 20,302 on Wednesday October 20th to 20,324 on Thursday October 21st.

They say 202 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 9 since yesterday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 4,787 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 19  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)
  • 2,776 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 19 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):

  • 322,460 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+248 since yesterday)
    • 17,899 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-128 since yesterday)
    • 304,561 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+376 since yesterday)
    • 4,730 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+40 since yesterday)
  • A total of 631,751 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+664 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)
    • 85.0 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)
  • 69.5 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
    • 80.3 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 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 19,661 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 30 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced one additional death from COVID-19 today bringing the local death toll to 461. They say a woman in his 70’s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 14 hospitalizations today: 7 people in acute care (decrease of 3), 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):

  • Windsor Regional Hospital:
    • 5 total in hospital, including the ICU (decrease of 1)
      • 1 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 4 unvaccinated (decrease of 1)
    • 0 total in ICU (decrease of 1)
      • 0 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 0 unvaccinated (decrease of 1)
  • 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) (1 less outbreak)
  • Manufacturing
    • 1 outbreak in Essex (Delta variant)
  • Retail
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)

Community Outbreaks

  • Forest Glade Arena (Delta variant)

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
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since October 6th, 2021

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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