Health Unit COVID-19 Cases Update From The Long Weekend

Tuesday October 12th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 110 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County from over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Health Unit does not report case counts and statistics on weekends but provides a weekend summary.

New & Total Cases

Of the 110 cases: 43 were reported on October 9th, 32 were reported on October 10th, 14 were reported on October 11th, and 21 were reported on October 12th.

The Health Unit says 67 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 21 cases are community acquired, 6 cases are travel related, 6 cases are outbreak related, and the acquisition sources of 10 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 19,978 on Friday October 8th to 20,088 on Tuesday October 12th.

They say 241 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 14 since Friday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 4,580 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 71  since Friday).

Variant case strains:

  • 1,839 of the total variant cases to date have been the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7) (increase of 1 since Friday)
  • 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 69 since Friday)
  • 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):

  • 319,640 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+1,170 since Friday)
    • 19,567 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-987 since Friday)
    • 300,073 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+2,157 since Friday)
    • 4,375 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+120 since Friday)
  • A total of 624,088 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+3,447 since Friday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 72.9 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.2 per cent since Friday)
    • 84.2 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.2 per cent since Friday)
  • 68.5 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.5 per cent since Friday)
    • 79.1 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.6 per cent since Friday)

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 19,389 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 124 resolved cases since Friday.

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: 10 people in acute care (increase of 1 since Friday), 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:
    • 10 total in hospital, including the ICU (decrease of 2)
      • 1 fully vaccinated (decrease of 1)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 9 unvaccinated (decrease of 2)
    • 7 total in ICU (increase of 2)
      • 1 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 6 unvaccinated (increase of 2)
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 1 unvaccinated (decrease of 2)
    • 1 vaccinated or partially vaccinated
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 2 outbreaks in Kingsville (Delta variant)
    • 2 outbreaks in Leamington (Delta variant) (1 less outbreak)
    • 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)
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (Delta variant) (1 new outbreak)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant)
  • Manufacturing
    • 2 outbreaks in Kingsville (Delta variant)
  • 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
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 30th, 2021
  • École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Ursule
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 28th, 2021
  • St. Andre French Immersion Catholic School (outbreak ended)

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
    • 3 total resident cases since start of outbreak
    • 0 total staff cases since start of outbreak
  • 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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