Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Thursday

Thursday March 17th, 2022

Posted at 12:51pm

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 65 new high risk cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Thursday. Testing is still limited to high risk individuals only the province estimates actual COVID-19 cases are around 10 times higher than what is being reported.

Total Cases & Active Cases

There are 229 cases of COVID-19 currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 82 active cases since yesterday).

Vaccinations

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

  • 355,996 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+35 since yesterday)
  • 342,761 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+92 since yesterday)
  • 191,076 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+202 since yesterday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 86.2 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)
  • 83.1 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 5+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
  • 54.0 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 18+) have received a 3rd dose/booster (increase of 0.1 per cent since yesterday)

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.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 and the local death toll stands at 588.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 27 hospitalizations today (decrease of 3), and 2 of those hospitalizations are in the ICU.

Cases listed at local hospitals (note: these numbers are not updated at the same time as the Health Unit’s):

  • Windsor Regional Hospital
    • 22 total in hospital, including the ICU, with confirmed COVID-19 (increase of 1)
      • 18 fully vaccinated (increase of 1)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 4 unvaccinated
      • 13 of those in hospital, including the ICU, are being treated for COVID-19 (increase of 1)
        • 10 fully vaccinated (increase of 1)
        • 0 partially vaccinated
        • 3 unvaccinated
    • 2 total in the ICU, with confirmed COVID-19
      • 0 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 2 unvaccinated
      • 2 of those in the ICU are being treated for COVID-19
        • 0 fully vaccinated
        • 0 partially vaccinated
        • 2 unvaccinated
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington
    • Note: The hospital has not released updated data since March 4th, 2022
    • Being primarily treated for COVID-19:
      • 2 fully vaccinated
      • 0 unvaccinated
    • Not being primarily treated for COVID-19, and asymptomatic:
      • 1 fully vaccinated
      • 1 unvaccinated
  • Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare
    • Note: The hospital has not released updated data since March 10th, 2022
    • Less than 5

Note: The Health Unit’s outbreaks update is late today.

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