Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Tuesday

Tuesday October 19th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 16 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Tuesday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 7 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 6 cases are community acquired, 1 case is travel related, and the acquisition sources of 2 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 20,264 on Monday October 18th to 20,280 on Tuesday October 19th.

They say 216 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 11 since yesterday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 4,735 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 3 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)
  • 2,725 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 4 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):

  • 321,970 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+336 since yesterday)
    • 18,161 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-106 since yesterday)
    • 303,809 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+442 since yesterday)
    • 4,649 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+39 since yesterday)
  • A total of 630,428 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+817 since yesterday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 73.5 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)
    • 84.9 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)
  • 69.3 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
    • 80.1 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 19,604 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 27 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 today and the local death toll stands at 460.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 16 hospitalizations today: 9 people in acute care (decrease of 1), and 7 people in the ICU (increase 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:
    • 8 total in hospital, including the ICU (decrease of 3)
      • 1 fully vaccinated (decrease of 2)
      • 1 partially vaccinated
      • 6 unvaccinated (decrease of 1)
    • 1 total in ICU (decrease of 3)
      • 0 fully vaccinated (decrease of 1)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 1 unvaccinated (decrease of 1)
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 4 unvaccinated (increase of 1)
    • 2 vaccinated or partially vaccinated (increase of 1)
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
    • 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) (new outbreak)

Community Outbreaks

  • The Salvation Army (Delta variant)

School Outbreaks

  • 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
  • Northwood Public School (outbreak ended)
  • 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

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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