Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update From The Weekend

Monday December 20th, 2021

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 255 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County from over the weekend. The Health Unit does not report case counts and statistics on weekends but provides a weekend summary.

New & Total Cases

Of the 255 new cases: 73 cases were reported on December 18th, 96 cases were reported on December 19th, and 86 cases were reported on December 20th.

The Health Unit says 79 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 62 cases are community acquired, 3 cases are outbreak related, and the acquisition sources of 111 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 23,206 on Friday December 17th to 23,461 on Monday December 20th.

There are 607 cases of COVID-19 currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 45 since Friday).

Vaccinations

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

  • 342,150 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+843 since Friday)
    • 20,754 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+347 since Friday)
    • 321,396 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+496 since Friday)
    • 74,986 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+9,784 since Friday)
  • A total of 738,532 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+11,123 since Friday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 78.1 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.2 per cent since Friday)
    • 82.9 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 5+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.2 per cent since Friday)
  • 73.3 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since Friday)
    • 77.9 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 5+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since Friday)
  • 17.1 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (increase of 2.3 per cent since Friday)

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 22,371 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 300 resolved cases since Friday.

Deaths

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

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 34 hospitalizations today: 26 people in acute care (increase of 1), and 8 people in the ICU (decrease of 6) 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:
    • 24 total in hospital, including the ICU (decrease of 6)
      • 8 fully vaccinated (decrease of 4)
      • 1 partially vaccinated
      • 15 unvaccinated (decrease of 2)
    • 6 total in ICU (decrease of 4)
      • 2 fully vaccinated (decrease of 2)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 4 unvaccinated (decrease of 2)
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 5 unvaccinated
    • 3 vaccinated or partially vaccinated (decrease of 1)
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks/Community Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 2 outbreaks in Leamington (no variant)
    • 2 outbreaks in Kingsville (no variant) (1 new outbreak)
    • 1 outbreak in Essex (no variant)
  • Congregate setting
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (no variant) (new outbreak)
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant) (new outbreak)
  • 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
    • 3 outbreaks in Windsor (no variant) (1 less outbreak)
    • 2 outbreaks in Leamington (no variant)
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh (no variant) (new outbreak)
  • Repair and maintenance
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant)
  • Retail
    • 1 outbreak in Windsor (no variant) (outbreak ended)

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 (outbreak ended)
  • 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
  • E’ Elem C Monseigneur Jean Noel School (new outbreak)
    • 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 (outbreak ended)
  • M. S. Heatherington Public School – Grade 4
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
  • Latchkey Daycare and Learning Centre (new outbreak)
    • 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
  • St. Louis Catholic School (new outbreak)
    • Under outbreak since December 17th, 2021

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

  • Country Village Health Care (Woodslee) (outbreak ended)
  • 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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