Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Thursday And Friday

Friday November 12th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 96 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Thursday and Friday. The Health Unit did not report cases on Thursday due to the Remembrance Day holiday.

New & Total Cases

Of the 96 new cases: 60 cases were reported on November 11th and 36 cases were reported on November 12th.

The Health Unit says 32 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 23 cases are community acquired, 4 cases are outbreak-related, 1 case is travel related, and the acquisition sources of 36 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 20,752 on Wednesday November 10th to 20,848 on Friday November 12th.

They say 252 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 62 since Wednesday).

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)
  • 3,165 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 82)
  • 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):

  • 327,054 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+377 since Wednesday)
    • 14,600 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-225 since Wednesday)
    • 312,454 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+602 since Wednesday)
    • 8,230 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+778 since Wednesday)
  • A total of 647,738 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+1,757 since Wednesday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 74.6 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.1 per cent since Wednesday)
    • 86.2 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.1 per cent since Wednesday)
  • 71.3 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.2 per cent since Wednesday)
    • 82.3 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since Wednesday)
  • 1.8 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (increase of 0.1 per cent since Wednesday)

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 20,130 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 34 resolved cases since Wednesday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 and the local death toll stands at 466.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 16 hospitalizations today: 14 people in acute care (increase of 8), and 2 people in the ICU (decrease of 3) 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:
    • 16 total in hospital, including the ICU (increase of 9)
      • 8 fully vaccinated (increase of 6)
      • 1 partially vaccinated (increase of 1)
      • 7 unvaccinated (increase of 2)
    • 2 total in ICU (increase of 1)
      • 0 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 2 unvaccinated (increase of 1)
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 3 unvaccinated (decrease of 1)
    • 0 vaccinated or partially vaccinated
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks/Community Outbreaks

  • Congregate setting
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Essex (Delta variant)
  • Construction
    • 1 outbreak in Lakeshore (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)
  • Fitness and recreation
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant) (new outbreak)
  • Manufacturing
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)
  • Place of worship
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant) (outbreak ended)
  • Retail
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant)

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
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since November 2nd, 2021
  • Margaret D. Bennie Public School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since November 4th, 2021
  • Essex Public School
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since November 8th, 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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