Health Unit COVID-19 Cases Update From The Weekend

Monday October 25th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 43 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 43 new cases: 19 cases were reported on October 23rd, 11 cases were reported on October 24th, and 13 cases were reported on October 25th.

The Health Unit says 22 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 15 cases are community acquired, 2 cases are travel related, and the acquisition sources of 4 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 20,350 on Friday October 22nd to 20,393 on Monday October 25th.

They say 161 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 38 since Friday).

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)
  • 2,823 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 29 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):

  • 323,582 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+841 since Friday)
    • 17,150 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-619 since Friday)
    • 306,432 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+1,460 since Friday)
    • 4,862 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+107 since Friday)
  • A total of 634,876 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+2,408 since Friday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 73.8 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)
    • 85.3 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 69.9 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.3 per cent since Friday)
    • 80.8 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated

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 19,769 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 80 resolved cases since Friday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced one additional death from COVID-19 bringing the local death toll to 463. They say a man in his 60s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 12 hospitalizations today: 7 people in acute care, and 5 people in the ICU (decrease of 1) 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):

Workplace Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (no variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
  • Construction
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
    • 3 outbreaks in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • Manufacturing
    • 1 outbreak in Essex (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
  • Retail
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)

Community Outbreaks

  • The Downtown Mission (no variant)

School Outbreaks

  • Tecumseh Vista Academy (new outbreak)
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 25th, 2021
  • St Angela Catholic Elementary School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 19th, 2021
  • 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
    • 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
  • Marlborough Public School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 12th, 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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