Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Thursday

Thursday December 30th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 247 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 New Years holiday. Their next cases and outbreaks update will be on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 46 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 31 cases are community acquired, 1 case is travel related, and the acquisition sources of 169 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 24,706 on Wednesday December 29th to 24,953 on Thursday December 30th.

There are 1,224 cases of COVID-19 currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 99 cases since yesterday).

Vaccinations

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

  • 358,068 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+296 since yesterday)
    • 24,871 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+102 since yesterday)
    • 333,197 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+194 since yesterday)
    • 118,260 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+4,435 since yesterday)
  • A total of 809,525 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+4,925 since yesterday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 81.7 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
    • 86.7 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)
  • 76.0 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of < 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
    • 80.7 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 5+) are fully vaccinated (increase < 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
  • 26.9 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (increase of 1.0 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 23,234 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 141 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced seven additional deaths from COVID-19 bringing the local death toll to 495. They say 3 males in their 50s from the community, 1 male in his 70s from the community, 1 female in her 50s from the community, 1 female in her 80s from the community, and 1 female in her 90s from a long-term care or retirement home passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 17 hospitalizations today: 11 people in acute care (increase of 1), and 7 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:
    • 15 total in hospital, including the ICU (increase of 3)
      • 8 fully vaccinated (increase of 5)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 7 unvaccinated (decrease of 2)
    • 6 total in ICU (increase of 2)
      • 2 fully vaccinated (increase of 1)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 4 unvaccinated (increase of 1)
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 2 unvaccinated
    • 1 vaccinated or partially vaccinated
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks/Community Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (no variant) (1 less outbreak)
    • 2 outbreaks in Kingsville (no variant) (outbreaks ended)
    • 1 outbreak in Essex (no variant)
  • Congregate setting
    • 3 outbreaks in Windsor (no variant)
  • Construction
    • 1 outbreak in LaSalle (no variant) (outbreak ended)
  • Correctional Facility
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (no variant) (outbreak ended)
  • Manufacturing/Industrial
    • 2 outbreaks in Leamington (no variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (no variant)

School Outbreaks

  • Leamington District Secondary School (outbreak ended)
  • Centennial Central Public School (outbreak ended)
  • East Mersea Public School – Grade 1 (outbreak ended)
  • John Campbell Public School (outbreak ended)
  • Our Lady of the Annunciation Latchkey Daycare and Learning Centre (outbreak ended)
  • M. S. Heatherington Public School – Grade 4 (outbreak ended)
  • Maranatha Christian Academy
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School (outbreak ended)
  • Stella Maris Catholic School (outbreak ended)
  • 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
    • Under outbreak since December 22nd, 2021
  • Cosmopolitan Kids Inc.
    • Under outbreak since December 22nd, 2021
  • Kingsville District High School
    • Under outbreak since December 22nd, 2021
  • Forest Glade PS (new outbreak)
    • Under outbreak since December 23rd, 2021
  • Lakeshore Discovery School (new outbreak)
    • Under outbreak since December 29th, 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
    • 4 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
    • 6 total staff cases (increase of 3)
  • Iler Lodge (Essex) (new outbreak)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since December 29th, 2021
  • Heron Terrace (Windsor) (new outbreak)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since December 29th, 2021

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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