Health Unit COVID-19 Cases Update From The Weekend

Monday October 4th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 100 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County from over the weekend. The Health Unit does not report case counts and statistics on weekends but provides a weekend summary.

New & Total Cases

Of the 100 new cases: 32 were reported on October 2nd, 40 were reported on October 3rd, and 28 were reported on October 4th.

The Health Unit says 55 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 20 cases are community acquired, 10 cases are outbreak related, 1 case is travel related, and the acquisition sources of 14 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 19,742 on Friday October 1st to 19,842 on Monday October 4th.

They say 278 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 19 since Friday).

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 4,386 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (increase of 65 since Friday).

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)
  • 2,379 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 64 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):

  • 316,752 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+958 since Friday)
    • 21,564 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-1,067 since Friday) *
    • 295,188 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+2,025 since Friday)
    • 3,815 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+0 since Friday)
  • A total of 615,755 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+2,983 since Friday)

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

Vaccination Percentages

  • 72.3 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.3 per cent since Friday)
    • 83.5 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.3 per cent since Friday)
  • 67.3 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.4 per cent since Friday)
    • 77.8 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 19,108 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 119 resolved cases since Friday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 and the local death toll stands at 456.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 15 hospitalizations today: 9 people in acute care (decrease of 7), and 6 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:
    • 12 total in hospital, including the ICU (decrease of 5)
      • 1 is fully vaccinated (decrease of 1)
      • 0 are partially vaccinated
      • 11 are unvaccinated (decrease of 4)
    • 6 total in ICU
      • 0 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 6 unvaccinated
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 3 unvaccinated
    • 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)
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
    • 3 outbreaks in Windsor (all are Delta variant) 
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (all are no variant)
  • Manufacturing
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • Public Administration
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)

Community Outbreaks

  • The Downtown Mission (no variant) (new outbreak)
  • St. Clair College (Delta variant)
  • The Salvation Army (Delta variant)

School Outbreaks

  • École élémentaire catholique Georges-P.-Vanier (new outbreak)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since October 1st, 2021
  • Sandwich West Public School (new outbreak)
    • 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
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since September 27th, 2021
  • 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 (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
    • 2 total resident cases since start of outbreak
    • 1 total staff cases since start of outbreak
  • 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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