Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Wednesday

Wednesday October 13th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 31 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Wednesday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 20 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 8 cases are community acquired, 1 case is travel related, 1 case is outbreak related, and the acquisition source of 1 case is still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 20,088 on Tuesday October 12th to 20,119 on Wednesday October 13th.

They say 247 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 6 since yesterday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 4,592 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 12 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)
  • 2,571 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 12 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):

  • 320,033 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+393 since yesterday)
    • 19,323 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-244 since yesterday)
    • 300,710 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+637 since yesterday)
    • 4,414 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+39 since yesterday)
  • A total of 625,157 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+1,069 since yesterday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 73.0 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
    • 84.3 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)
  • 68.6 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
    • 79.2 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 19,414 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 25 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 today and the local death toll stands at 458.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 17 hospitalizations today: 4 people in acute care (decrease of 6), and 7 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 (decrease of 2)
      • 1 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 7 unvaccinated (decrease of 2)
    • 6 total in ICU (decrease of 1)
      • 1 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 5 unvaccinated (decrease of 1)
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 0 unvaccinated (decrease of 1)
    • 1 vaccinated or partially vaccinated
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (Delta variant) (1 less outbreak)
    • 2 outbreaks in Leamington (Delta variant)
    • 3 outbreaks in Tecumseh (Delta variant)
    • 2 outbreaks in Tecumseh (no variant)
  • Food & Beverage
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant)
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
    • 1 outbreak in LaSalle (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (Delta variant) (1 new outbreak)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant)
  • Manufacturing
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (Delta variant) (1 less outbreak)
    • 1 outbreak in Essex (Delta variant) (new outbreak)
  • Public Administration
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)

Community Outbreaks

  • The Downtown Mission (no variant)
  • The Salvation Army (Delta variant)

School Outbreaks

  • 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
  • Sandwich West Public School (outbreak ended)
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Ursule
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 28th, 2021

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

  • Village at St. Clair (Windsor) (outbreak ended)
  • La Chaumiere (Belle River)
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 17th, 2021
    • 12 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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