Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Tuesday

Tuesday October 26th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 30 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Tuesday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 15 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 5 cases are community acquired, 1 case is travel related, and the acquisition sources of 9 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 20,393 on Monday October 25th to 20,423 on Tuesday October 26th.

They say 170 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 9 since yesterday).

Variants of Concern

  • 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)
  • 2,830 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 7 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):

  • 323,845 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+263 since yesterday)
    • 16,998 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-152 since yesterday)
    • 306,847 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+415 since yesterday)
    • 4,902 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+40 since yesterday)
  • A total of 635,594 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+718 since yesterday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 73.9 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)
    • 85.3 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0 per cent since yesterday)
  • 70.0 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
    • 80.9 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 19,790 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 21 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 today and the local death toll stands at 463.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 11 hospitalizations today: 6 people in acute care (decrease of 1), and 5 people in the ICU 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
      • 2 fully vaccinated (increase of 2)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 6 unvaccinated (decrease of 2)
    • 2 total in ICU
      • 0 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 2 unvaccinated
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 3 unvaccinated (increase of 1)
    • 0 vaccinated or partially vaccinated (decrease of 2)
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (no variant)
  • Construction
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (Delta variant) (decrease of 1)
  • Retail
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)

School Outbreaks

  • Tecumseh Vista Academy
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 25th, 2021
  • St Angela Catholic Elementary School (outbreak ended)
  • 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 (outbreak ended)
  • 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 (outbreak ended)

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

  • Augustine Villas (Kingsville) (outbreak ended)

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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