Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Thursday And Friday

Friday October 1st, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 86 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County for Thursday and Friday. The Health Unit was closed Thursday and did not report any case information.

New & Total Cases

Of the 86 new cases: 43 cases were reported on Thursday September 30th and 43 cases were reported on Friday October 1st.

The Health Unit says 34 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 25 cases are community acquired, 10 cases are outbreak related, and the acquisition sources of 17 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 19,656 on Wednesday September 29th to 19,742 on Friday October 1st.

They say 297 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 16 since Wednesday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 4,321 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 62 since Wedesday).

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)
  • 2,315 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 60 since Wednesday)
  • 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):

  • 315,794 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+751 since Wednesday)
    • 22,631 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-550 since Wednesday) *
    • 293,163 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+1,301 since Wednesday)
    • 3,815 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+71 since Wednesday)
  • A total of 612,772 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+2,123 since Wednesday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 72.0 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.1 per cent since Wednesday)
    • 83.2 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.2 per cent since Wednesday)
  • 66.9 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.3 per cent since Wednesday)
    • 77.2 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.3 per cent since Wednesday)

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 18,989 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 68 resolved cases since Wednesday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced two additional deaths from COVID-19 bringing the local death toll to 456. They say a man in his 50s from the community and a woman in her 60s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 22 hospitalizations today: 16 people in acute care (decrease of 13), and 6 people in the ICU (decrease 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:
    • 17 total in hospital, including the ICU (increase of 1)
      • 2 are fully vaccinated
      • 0 are partially vaccinated (decrease of 2)
      • 15 are unvaccinated (increase of 3)
    • 6 total in ICU (decrease of 1)
      • 0 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated (decrease of 1)
      • 6 unvaccinated
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 3 unvaccinated (decrease of 1)
    • 1 vaccinated or partially vaccinated
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 2 outbreaks in Kingsville (all are Delta variant)
    • 3 outbreaks in Leamington (all are Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (Delta variant) (new outbreak)
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)
    • 3 outbreaks in Windsor (all are Delta variant) (increase of 1)
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (all are no variant)
  • Manufacturing
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (all are Delta variant) (decrease of 1)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • Public Administration
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)

Community Outbreaks

  • St. Clair College (Delta variant)
  • The Salvation Army (Delta variant)

School Outbreaks

  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Ursule (new outbreak)
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 28th, 2021
  • St. Andre French Immersion Catholic School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 27th, 2021
  • J. A. McWilliam Public School (outbreak ended)
  • Ford City Public School
    • No variant identified
    • Under outbreak since September 22nd, 2021
  • Al-Hijra Academy
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 16th, 2021
  • 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
    • 1 total staff cases since start of outbreak (1 new case)
  • La Chaumiere (Belle River)
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 17th, 2021
    • 11 total resident cases since start of outbreak
    • 1 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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