Health Unit COVID-19 Cases & Outbreaks Update For Thursday

Thursday March 24th, 2022

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 79 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

Total overall cases increased from 39,213 on Wednesday, March 23rd to 39,295 on Thursday, March 24th.

There are 338 cases of COVID-19 currently active in Windsor-Essex (increase of 27 active cases since yesterday).

Vaccinations

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

  • 356,206 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+30 since yesterday)
  • 343,452 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+63 since yesterday)
  • 192,105 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+145 since yesterday)

Vaccination Percentages

  • 86.3 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)
  • 83.2 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 5+) are fully vaccinated (increase of < 0.1 per cent since yesterday)
  • 50.6 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

  • For information about vaccines and getting vaccinated locally, visit WEVax.ca.

Deaths

The Health Unit announced one additional death from COVID-19 bringing the local death toll to 592. They say a man in his 80s from the community passed away.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 34 hospitalizations today (increase of 8), and 4 of those hospitalizations are in the ICU (increase of 1).

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

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

Workplace Outbreaks/Community Outbreaks

  • Congregate setting
    • 3 outbreaks in Windsor (1 new outbreak)
    • 1 outbreak in Leamington (new outbreak)

Hospital Outbreaks

  • Windsor Regional Hospital – Ouellette – 8E
    • Under outbreak since March 17th, 2022
    • 2 total cases
    • Windsor Regional officials said in a news release that a visitor visited a patient in the hospital and removed their mask while with them. The visitor later tested positive for COVID-19 and unfortunately passed on the infection to two patients in the same room, leading to an outbreak declaration for the 8 East floor at the Ouellette Campus.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

Note: the Health Unit lists total cases for current outbreaks, not the number of active cases.

  • Chateau Park Long Term Care Home (Windsor)
    • Under outbreak since March 14th, 2022
    • 2 resident cases
    • 3 staff cases (1 new case)
  • Berkshire Care Centre (Windsor)
    • Under outbreak since March 12th, 2022
    • 2 resident cases
    • 0 staff cases
  • Sun Parlor Home for Senior Citizens (Leamington)
    • Under outbreak since March 16th, 2022
  • Seacliff Manor (Leamington) (new outbreak)
    • Under outbreak since March 18th, 2022
    • 1 resident case
    • 2 staff case

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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