Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Friday

Friday December 17th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 107 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Friday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 26 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 15 cases are community acquired, 2 cases are outbreak related, 1 case is travel related, and the acquisition sources of 63 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 23,099 on Thursday December 16th to 23,206 on Friday December 17th.

There are 652 cases of COVID-19 currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 2 since yesterday).

Vaccinations

Here’s the Health Unit’s vaccination update for today (residents of Windsor-Essex):

  • 341,307 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+251 since yesterday)
    • 20,407 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-7 since yesterday)
    • 320,900 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+258 since yesterday)
    • 65,202 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+3,996 since yesterday)
  • A total of 727,409 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+4,505 since yesterday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 77.9 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)
    • 82.7 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 5+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of < 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
  • 73.2 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of < 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
    • 77.8 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 5+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
  • 14.8 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (increase of 0.9 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 22,071 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 109 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 and the local death toll stands at 483.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 41 hospitalizations today: 25 people in acute care (decrease of 6), and 14 people in the ICU (increase of 4) 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:
    • 30 total in hospital, including the ICU (decrease of 3)
      • 12 fully vaccinated (decrease of 2)
      • 1 partially vaccinated (increase of 1)
      • 17 unvaccinated (decrease of 2)
    • 10 total in ICU (increase of 1)
      • 4 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 6 unvaccinated (increase of 1)
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 5 unvaccinated
    • 4 vaccinated or partially vaccinated (increase of 1)
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks/Community Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 2 outbreaks in Leamington (no variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (no variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Essex (no variant) (new outbreak)
  • Congregate setting
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (no variant) (outbreak ended)
  • Construction
    • 1 outbreak in LaSalle (no variant)
  • Correctional Facility
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (no variant)
  • Fitness and recreation
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (no variant)
  • Manufacturing/Industrial
    • 4 outbreaks in Windsor (no variant)
    • 2 outbreaks in Leamington (no variant)
  • Repair and maintenance
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant)
  • Retail
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant)

School Outbreaks

  • Stella Maris Catholic School
    • Under outbreak since November 29th, 2021
  • St. Anne French Immersion Catholic School
    • Under outbreak since December 7th, 2021
  • Margaret D. Bennie Public School
    • Under outbreak since December 8th, 2021
  • Leamington District Secondary School
    • Under outbreak since December 9th, 2021
  • Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic School
    • Under outbreak since December 9th, 2021
  • D.M. Eagle Public School
    • Under outbreak since December 10th, 2021
  • Hugh Beaton Public School
    • Under outbreak since December 10th, 2021
  • Maranatha Christian Academy
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • Centennial Central Public School
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • Bellewood Public School
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • John Campbell Public School
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • East Mersea Public School – Grade 1
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • M. S. Heatherington Public School – Grade 4
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • E Elem C Ste-Marguerite-D’Youville – Grade 6
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • Gore Hill Public School – Grade 1/2
    • Under outbreak since December 15th, 2021

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

  • Country Village Health Care (Woodslee)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since December 2nd, 2021
    • 2 total resident cases
    • 2 total staff cases
  • Sun Parlor Home for Senior Citizens (Leamington)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 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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