Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Thursday

Thursday December 23rd, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 105 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Thursday.

Please note: The Health Unit says their offices will be closed for the holidays. Their next cases and outbreaks update will be on Wednesday, December 29th.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 36 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 23 cases are community acquired, 3 cases are outbreak related, 3 cases are travel related, and the acquisition sources of 40 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 23,608 on Wednesday December 22nd to 23,713 on Thursday December 23rd.

There are 547 cases of COVID-19 currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 7 since yesterday).

Vaccinations

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

  • 343,267 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+377 since yesterday)
    • 21,092 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+86 since yesterday)
    • 322,175 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+291 since yesterday)
    • 93,186 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+6,668 since yesterday)
  • A total of 758,628 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+7,336 since yesterday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 78.3 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)
    • 83.2 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)
  • 73.5 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
    • 78.0 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 5+) are fully vaccinated (increase of < 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
  • 21.2 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (increase of 1.5 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 22,678 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 97 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced one additional death from COVID-19 bringing the local death toll to 488. They say a man in his 70s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 27 hospitalizations today: 16 people in acute care (decrease of 11), and 11 people in the ICU 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:
    • 23 total in hospital, including the ICU (increase of 1)
      • 3 fully vaccinated (decrease of 2)
      • 0 partially vaccinated (decrease of 1)
      • 20 unvaccinated (increase of 4)
    • 9 total in ICU (decrease of 1)
      • 1 fully vaccinated (decrease of 1)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 8 unvaccinated
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 4 unvaccinated (decrease of 1)
    • 0 vaccinated or partially vaccinated
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks/Community Outbreaks

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

School Outbreaks

  • E’ Elem C Monseigneur Jean Noel School
    • Under outbreak since December 10th, 2021
  • Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic School
    • Under outbreak since December 9th, 2021
  • Leamington District Secondary School
    • Under outbreak since December 9th, 2021
  • Centennial Central Public School
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • East Mersea Public School – Grade 1
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • Hugh Beaton Public School
    • Under outbreak since December 10th, 2021
  • John Campbell Public School
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • Our Lady of the Annunciation Latchkey Daycare and Learning Centre
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • M. S. Heatherington Public School – Grade 4
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • Maranatha Christian Academy
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • Stella Maris Catholic School
    • Under outbreak since November 29th, 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
  • St. Louis Catholic School
    • Under outbreak since December 17th, 2021
  • D M Eagle Public School
    • Under outbreak since December 20th, 2021
  • George P Vanier Elementary School
    • Under outbreak since December 21st, 2021
  • Olivia DiMaio Early Childhood Centre, Lakeshore
    • Under outbreak since December 21st, 2021
  • Jack Miner Public School (new outbreak)
    • Under outbreak since December 22nd, 2021

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

  • Franklin Gardens Long-Term Care Home (Leamington)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since December 9th, 2021
    • 3 total resident cases
    • 5 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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