Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Tuesday

Tuesday November 16th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Tuesday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 8 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 5 cases are community acquired, 1 case is travel related, and the acquisition sources of 3 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 20,963 on Monday November 15th to 20,980 on Tuesday November 16th.

They say 280 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 12 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):

  • 327,732 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+180 since yesterday)
    • 14,028 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-142 since yesterday)
    • 313,704 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+322 since yesterday)
    • 10,030 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+538 since yesterday)
  • A total of 651,466 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+1,040 since yesterday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 74.8 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)
    • 86.4 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)
  • 71.6 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
    • 82.7 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
  • 2.2 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 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 20,234 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 29 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

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

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 18 hospitalizations today: 13 people in acute care (increase of 2), and 5 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 (no variant)
  • Construction
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)
  • Fitness and recreation
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant) (decrease of 1)
  • Manufacturing
    • 1 outbreak in Essex (Delta variant)
  • Place of worship
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
  • Personal Service Setting
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (no variant) (new outbreak)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • Retail
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • Social Event – Public
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (no variant) (new outbreak)

School Outbreaks

  • Princess Elizabeth Public School (outbreak ended)
  • École Élémentaire Catholique Saint-Jean-Baptiste
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since November 1st, 2021
  • Vincent Massey Secondary School (outbreak ended)
  • Essex Public School
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since November 8th, 2021

Hospital Outbreaks

  • Windsor Regional Hospital – Ouellette – 4M

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

  • Chartwell Royal Oak Long Term Care Residence
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since November 12th, 2021
    • 1 total resident case
    • 1 total staff case

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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