Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Thursday

Thursday November 18th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 66 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Thursday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 21 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 19 cases are community acquired, 15 cases are outbreak related, and the acquisition sources of 11 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 21,029 on Wednesday November 17th to 21,095 on Thursday November 18th.

They say 326 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 17 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)
  • 3,211 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2)
  • 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):

  • 328,088 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+198 since yesterday)
    • 13,833 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-68 since yesterday)
    • 314,255 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+266 since yesterday)
    • 11,018 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+507 since yesterday)
  • A total of 653,361 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+971 since yesterday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 74.9 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)
    • 86.5 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)
  • 71.7 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
    • 82.8 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
  • 2.5 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (increase of 0.2 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 20,301 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 48 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced one additional death from COVID-19 bringing the local death toll to 468. They say a person under 20 from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 20 hospitalizations today: 14 people in acute care (increase of 1), and 6 people in the ICU (increase 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/Community Outbreaks

  • Congregate setting
    • 3 outbreaks in Windsor (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Essex (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)
  • Fitness and recreation
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (Delta variant) (1 new outbreak)
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (Delta variant) (1 less outbreak)
    • 1 outbreak in Lakeshore (Delta variant) (new outbreak)
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
    • 1 outbreak in Amherstburg (no variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant)
  • Manufacturing/Industrial
    • 1 outbreak in Essex (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (variant) (new outbreak)
  • Personal Service Setting
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (Delta variant)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • Religious/Place of Worship
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant) (new outbreak)
  • Retail
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • Social Event – Public
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (Delta variant)

School Outbreaks

  • Essex Public School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since November 8th, 2021
  • St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since November 15th, 2021
  • Leamington District Secondary School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since November 15th, 2021
  • Riverside Secondary School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since November 15th, 2021
  • D.M. Eagle Public School (new outbreak)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since November 15th, 2021

Hospital Outbreaks

  • Windsor Regional Hospital – Ouellette – 4M
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since November 12th, 2021

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

  • Chartwell Royal Oak Long Term Care Residence (Kingsville)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since November 12th, 2021
    • 1 total resident case
    • 1 total staff case
  • The Village at St. Clair (Windsor) (new outbreak)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since November 16th, 2021
    • 0 total resident cases
    • 2 total staff cases

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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