Health Unit COVID-19 Cases Update From The Weekend

Monday November 1st, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 70 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 70 new cases: 18 cases were reported on October 30th, 31 cases were reported on October 31st, and 21 cases were reported on November 1st.

The Health Unit says 36 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 17 cases are community acquired, 2 cases are travel-related, and the acquisition sources of 15 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 20,490 on Friday October 29th to 20,560 on Monday November 1st.

They say 195 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 21 since Friday).

Variants of Concern

  • 1,840 of the total variant cases to date have been the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7) (increase of 1)
  • 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)
  • 2,931 of the total variant cases to date have been the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) (increase of 35)
  • 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):

  • 325,079 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+576 since Friday)
    • 15,981 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-522 since Friday)
    • 309,098 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+1,098 since Friday)
    • 5,099 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+83 since Friday)
  • A total of 639,276 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+1,757 since Friday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 74.2 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.2 per cent since Friday)
    • 85.7 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.2 per cent since Friday)
  • 70.5 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.2 per cent since Friday)
    • 81.5 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 12+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.3 per cent since Friday)

Note: The Health Unit says 438,001 people are living in Windsor and Essex County in 2021.

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 19,901 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 49 resolved cases since Friday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 and the local death toll stands at 464.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 14 hospitalizations today: 7 people in acute care (increase of 1), and 7 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

  • Health Care & Social Assistance
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant) 
  • Congregate setting
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (no variant)
  • Retail
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (Delta variant)
  • Fitness and recreation
    • 1 outbreak in LaSalle (Delta variant)
  • Transportation
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant)
  • Correctional facility
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (no variant)

School Outbreaks

  • Tecumseh Vista Academy
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 25th, 2021
  • Princess Elizabeth Public School
    • Delta variant
    • Under outbreak since October 28th, 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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