Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Wednesday

Wednesday December 15th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 96 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Wednesday.

New & Total Cases

The Health Unit says 28 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 17 cases are community acquired, 3 cases are outbreak related, and the acquisition sources of 48 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 22,894 on Tuesday December 14th to 22,990 on Wednesday December 15th.

There are 636 cases of COVID-19 currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 39 since yesterday).

Vaccinations

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

  • 340,745 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+289 since yesterday)
    • 20,326 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+96 since yesterday)
    • 320,419 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+193 since yesterday)
    • 57,338 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+3,585 since yesterday)
  • A total of 718,502 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+4,067 since yesterday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 77.7 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)
    • 82.6 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)
  • 73.1 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of < 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
    • 77.7 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 5+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
  • 13.0 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (increase of 0.8 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 21,871 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 56 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced one additional death from COVID-19 bringing the local death toll to 483. They say a woman in her 80s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 37 hospitalizations today: 23 people in acute care (increase of 3), and 14 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):

Workplace Outbreaks/Community Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 2 outbreaks in Leamington (no variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (no variant)
  • Congregate setting
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (no variant) (1 less outbreak)
  • Construction
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (no variant) (outbreak ended)
  • Correctional Facility
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (no variant)
  • Fitness and recreation
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor (no variant) (1 new outbreak)
  • Manufacturing/Industrial
    • 6 outbreaks in Windsor (no variant) (1 less outbreak)
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (Delta variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (no variant)
  • Professional, Technical and Scientific Services
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant)
  • Repair and maintenance
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant)
  • Retail
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant)
  • Social Event – Public
    • 1 outbreak in Kingsville (no variant)

School Outbreaks

  • Stella Maris Catholic School
    • Under outbreak since November 29th, 2021
  • Dr. David Suzuki Public School (outbreak ended)
  • 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
  • Hugh Beaton Public School
    • Under outbreak since December 10th, 2021
  • Maranatha Christian Academy (new outbreak)
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • Centennial Central Public School (new outbreak)
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School (new outbreak)
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • Bellewood Public School (new outbreak)
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • John Campbell Public School (new outbreak)
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

  • Chartwell Royal Oak Long Term Care Residence (Kingsville) (outbreak ended)
  • 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)
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 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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