Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update From The New Year’s Break

Tuesday January 4th, 2022

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 1,869 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 30th due to the New Year’s holiday.

New & Total Cases

Of the 1,869 new cases:

  • 352 cases were reported on December 31st
  • 322 cases were reported on January 1st
  • 287 cases were reported on January 2nd
  • 578 cases were reported on January 3rd
  • 330 cases were reported on January 4th

The Health Unit says 194 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 137 cases are community acquired, 5 cases are outbreak related, 12 cases are travel related, and the acquisition sources of 1,521 cases are still under investigation.

Total overall cases increased from 24,953 on Thursday December 30th to 26,822 on Tuesday January 4th.

There are 2,289 cases of COVID-19 currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 1,065 cases since Thursday).

Vaccinations

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

  • 358,879 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+811 since Thursday)
    • 24,988 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (+117 since Thursday)
    • 333,891 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+694 since Thursday)
    • 127,786 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+9,526 since Thursday)
  • A total of 820,556 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+11,031 since Thursday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 81.9 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.2 per cent since Thursday)
    • 86.9 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 5+) have received at least one dose of a vaccine (increase of 0.2 per cent since Thursday)
  • 76.2 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.2 per cent since Thursday)
    • 80.9 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 5+) are fully vaccinated (increase 0.2 per cent since Thursday)
  • 29.1 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (increase of 2.2 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 24,038 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 804 resolved cases since Thursday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 and the local death toll stands at 495.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 38 hospitalizations today: 33 people in acute care (increase of 22), and 5 people in the ICU (decrease of 2) 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:
    • 32 total in hospital, including the ICU, with confirmed COVID-19 (increase of 17)
      • 20 fully vaccinated (increase of 12)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 12 unvaccinated (increase of 5)
    • 26 total in hospital, including the ICU, being treated for COVID-19
      • 14 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 12 unvaccinated
    • 4 total in the ICU, with confirmed COVID-19 (decrease of 2)
      • 1 fully vaccinated (decrease of 1)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 3 unvaccinated (decrease of 1)
    • 4 total in the ICU, being treated for COVID-19
      • 1 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 3 unvaccinated
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington:
    • 4 unvaccinated (increase of 2)
    • 2 vaccinated or partially vaccinated (increase of 1)
  • Less than 5 at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

Workplace Outbreaks/Community Outbreaks

  • Agriculture
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (outbreak ended)
    • 1 outbreak in Essex (outbreak ended)
  • Congregate setting
    • 5 outbreaks in Windsor (2 new outbreaks)
    • 2 outbreaks in Lakeshore (2 new outbreaks)
    • 1 outbreak in Harrow (new outbreak)
  • Manufacturing/Industrial
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (1 less outbreak)
    • 1 outbreak in Tecumseh

School Outbreaks

  • Maranatha Christian Academy
    • 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 (outbreak ended)
  • St. Louis Catholic School
    • Under outbreak since December 17th, 2021
  • D M Eagle Public School (outbreak ended)
  • 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 (outbreak ended)
  • Forest Glade PS
    • Under outbreak since December 23rd, 2021
  • Lakeshore Discovery School
    • 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) (outbreak ended)
  • Sun Parlor Home for Senior Citizens (Leamington)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since December 13th, 2021
    • 0 total resident cases
    • 8 total staff cases (increase of 2)
  • Iler Lodge (Essex)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since December 29th, 2021
  • Heron Terrace (Windsor)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since December 29th, 2021
  • The Village of Aspen lake (Windsor) (new outbreak)
    • No variant
    • Under outbreak since December 3rd, 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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