Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update From The Last 6 Days

Wednesday December 29th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 993 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County from the holiday break.

The Health Unit has not reported cases and outbreak data since Thursday December 23rd.

New & Total Cases

Of the 993 new cases:

  • 162 cases were reported on December 24th
  • 122 cases were reported on December 25th
  • 107 cases were reported on December 26th
  • 262 cases were reported on December 27th
  • 153 cases were reported on December 28th
  • 187 cases were reported on December 29th

The Health Unit says 153 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 114 cases are community acquired, 6 cases are outbreak related, 10 cases are travel related, and the acquisition sources of 710 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 23,713 on Thursday December 23rd to 24,706 on Wednesday December 29th.

There are 1125 cases of COVID-19 currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 578 cases since Thursday).

Vaccinations

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

  • 357,772 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+14,505 since Thursday)
    • 24,769 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+3,677 since Thursday)
    • 333,003 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+10,828 since Thursday)
    • 113,825 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+20,639 since Thursday)
  • A total of 804,600 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+45,972 since Thursday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 81.6 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 3.3 per cent since Thursday)
    • 86.7 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 5+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 3.5 per cent since Thursday)
  • 76.0 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 2.5 per cent since Thursday)
    • 80.7 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 5+) are fully vaccinated (increase 2.7 per cent since Thursday)
  • 25.9 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (increase of 4.7 per cent since Thursday)

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 23,093 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 415 resolved cases since Thursday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 and the local death toll stands at 488.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 17 hospitalizations today: 10 people in acute care (decrease of 6), and 7people in the ICU (decrease 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:
    • 12 total in hospital, including the ICU (decrease of 11)
      • 3 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 9 unvaccinated (decrease of 11)
    • 4 total in ICU (decrease of 5)
      • 1 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 3 unvaccinated (decrease of 5)
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 2 unvaccinated (decrease of 2)
    • 1 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 less outbreak)
    • 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) (outbreak ended)
  • Manufacturing/Industrial
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (Delta variant) (outbreak ended)
    • 2 outbreaks in Leamington (no variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (no variant)

School Outbreaks

  • E’ Elem C Monseigneur Jean Noel School (outbreak ended)
  • Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic School (outbreak ended)
  • 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 (outbreak ended)
  • 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
    • Under outbreak since December 22nd, 2021
  • Cosmopolitan Kids Inc. (new outbreak)
    • Under outbreak since December 22nd, 2021
  • Kingsville District High 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
    • 4 total resident cases (increase of 1)
    • 5 total staff cases
  • Sun Parlor Home for Senior Citizens (Leamington)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
    • 0 total resident cases
    • 3 total staff cases (increase of 1)

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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