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

Monday March 21st, 2022

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 201 new high risk 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. 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

Of these 201 new high risk cases:

  • 79 were reported on March 19th
  • 74 were reported on March 20th
  • 48 were reported on March 21st

Total overall cases increased from 38,863 on Friday, March 18th to 39,065 on Monday, March 21st.

There are 228 cases of COVID-19 currently active in Windsor-Essex (decrease of 66 active cases since Friday).

Vaccinations

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

  • 356,094 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+79 since Friday)
  • 343,169 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+290 since Friday)
  • 191,652 people have received a 3rd dose/booster shot of a vaccine (+431 since Friday)

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 Friday)
  • 83.2 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 5+) are fully vaccinated (increase of 0.1 per cent since Friday)
  • 50.5 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (ages 18+) have received a 3rd dose/booster (decrease of 3.5 per cent since Friday)

Getting A Vaccine

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

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 and the local death toll stands at 589.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 24 hospitalizations today (decrease of 4), 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
    • 15 total in hospital, including the ICU, with confirmed COVID-19 (decrease of 7)
      • 12 fully vaccinated (decrease of 7)
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 3 unvaccinated
      • 9 of those in hospital, including the ICU, are being treated for COVID-19 (decrease of 6)
        • 7 fully vaccinated (decrease of 6)
        • 0 partially vaccinated
        • 2 unvaccinated
    • 0 total in the ICU, with confirmed COVID-19 (decrease of 1)
      • 0 fully vaccinated
      • 0 partially vaccinated
      • 0 unvaccinated (decrease of 1)
      • 0 of those in the ICU are being treated for COVID-19 (decrease of 1)
        • 0 fully vaccinated
        • 0 partially vaccinated
        • 0 unvaccinated (decrease of 1)
  • Erie Shores hospital in Leamington
    • Being primarily treated for COVID-19:
      • 1 fully vaccinated (decrease of 1)
      • 2 unvaccinated (increase of 2)
    • Not being primarily treated for COVID-19, and asymptomatic:
      • 3 fully vaccinated (increase of 2)
      • 2 unvaccinated (increase of 1)
  • 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
    • 2 outbreaks in Windsor

Hospital Outbreaks

  • Windsor Regional Hospital – Ouellette – 8E (new outbreak)
    • Under outbreak since March 17th, 2022
    • 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 (2 new cases)
    • 2 staff case (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

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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