Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Thursday

Thursday November 4th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 18 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Thursday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 8 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 8 cases are community acquired, and the acquisition sources of 2 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 20,590 on Wednesday November 3rd to 20,608 on Thursday November 4th.

They say 176 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 7 since yesterday).

Variants of Concern

  • 1,840 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)
  • 2,985 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 31)
  • 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):

  • 325,665 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+202 since yesterday)
    • 15,647 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-98 since yesterday)
    • 310,018 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+300 since yesterday)
    • 5,301 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+83 since yesterday)
  • A total of 640,984 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+585 since yesterday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 74.3 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)
    • 85.8 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)
  • 70.7 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of < 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
    • 81.7 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 presently.

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 19,967 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 39 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced one additional death from COVID-19 bringing the local death toll to 465. They say a woman in her 60s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 9 hospitalizations today: 6 people in acute care, and 3 people in the ICU (decrease of 2) 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:
    • 9 total in hospital, including the ICU (decrease of 1)
      • 2 fully vaccinated (decrease of 1)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 7 unvaccinated
    • 3 total in ICU (decrease of 1)
      • 0 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 3 unvaccinated (decrease of 1)
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 0 unvaccinated (decrease of 1)
    • 0 vaccinated or partially vaccinated
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks/Community Outbreaks

  • Amusement and entertainment
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant) (new outbreak)
  • Congregate setting
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant) (1 less outbreak)
  • Construction
    • 1 outbreak in Lakeshore (no variant)
  • Correctional facility
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (Delta variant)
  • Fitness and recreation
    • 1 outbreak in LaSalle (Delta variant)
  • Manufacturing
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (no variant)
  • Religious organization
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (no variant)
  • Transportation
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant) (outbreak ended)

School Outbreaks

  • Princess Elizabeth Public School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 28th, 2021
  • École Élémentaire Catholique Saint-Jean-Baptiste
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since November 1st, 2021
  • Vincent Massey Secondary School
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since November 2nd, 2021

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

  • No current long term care or retirement home outbreaks.

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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