Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update From The Weekend

Monday November 15th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 115 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 115 new cases: 39 were reported on November 13th, 45 were reported on November 14th, and 31 were reported on November 15th.

The Health Unit says 51 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 29 cases are community acquired, 10 cases are outbreak-related, 2 cases are travel related, and the acquisition sources of 23 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 20,848 on Friday November 12th 20,963 on Monday November 15th.

They say 292 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 40 since Friday).

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) (increase of 46)
  • 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):

  • 327,552 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+498 since Friday)
    • 14,170 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-430 since Friday)
    • 313,382 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+928 since Friday)
    • 9,492 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+1,262 since Friday)
  • A total of 650,426 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+2,688 since Friday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 74.7 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.1 per cent since Friday)
    • 86.3 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.1 per cent since Friday)
  • 71.5 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.2 per cent since Friday)
    • 82.6 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.3 per cent since Friday)
  • 2.1 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (increase of 0.3 per cent since Friday)

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 20,205 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 75 resolved cases since Friday.

Deaths

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

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 15 hospitalizations today: 11 people in acute care (decrease of 3), and 4 people in the ICU (increase 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:
    • 15 total in hospital, including the ICU (decrease of 1)
      • 6 fully vaccinated (decrease of 2)
      • 1 partially vaccinated
      • 8 unvaccinated (increase of 1)
    • 4 total in ICU (increase of 2)
      • 1 fully vaccinated (increase of 1)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 3 unvaccinated (increase of 1)
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 3 unvaccinated
    • 0 vaccinated or partially vaccinated
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks/Community Outbreaks

  • Congregate setting
    • 3 outbreaks in Windsor (Delta variant) (increase of 1)
    • 1 outbreak in Essex (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (no variant) (new outbreak)
  • Construction
    • 1 outbreak in Lakeshore (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)
  • Fitness and recreation
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (Delta variant)
  • Manufacturing
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
    • 1 outbreak in Essex (Delta variant) (new outbreak)
  • Place of worship
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (Delta variant) (increase of 1)
  • Retail
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta 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 (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 (new outbreak)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since November 12th, 2021
    • Number of cases not available at this time

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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