Coronavirus: 19 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Windsor Essex On Sunday

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The Windsor Essex County Health Unit announced 19 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County on Sunday, bringing the local total to 16,644.

New Cases

Cases increased from 16,625 on Saturday June 5th to 16,644 on Sunday June 6th and 168 cases of COVID-19 are currently active in Windsor-Essex.

The Health Unit says 6 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases, 5 cases are community acquired, 1 case is outbreak-related, and the acquisition sources of 7 cases are still being investigated by the Health Unit’s contact tracing staff.

Variants of Concern

The Health Unit says 1,854 preliminary or confirmed variant of concern cases have been identified to date (an increase of 9 identified since yesterday).

Variant case totals:

  • 1,705 of the total variant cases to date have been the Alpha / U.K. Variant (B.1.1.7) (increase of 9 today)
  • 4 of the total variant cases to date have been the Beta / South African Variant (B.1.351)
  • 12 of the total variant cases to date have been the Gamma / Brazilian Variant (P.1) (increase of 3 today)
  • 1 of the total variant cases to date has been the Delta / Indian Variant (B.1.617.2)
  • 1 of the total variant cases to date has been the Kappa / Indian Variant (B.1.617.1)

The Health Unit says there is a time delay of several days between specimen collection, preliminary screening, and confirmation of a variant case’s strain.

They say 87 variants of concern cases are currently active active in Windsor-Essex.

Vaccinations

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

  • 260,026 people have received at least one dose of a vaccine (+1,669 since yesterday)
    • 216,890 people have received only their first dose of a vaccine (-1,930 since yesterday) *
    • 43,136 people have received both doses of a vaccine (+3,599 since yesterday)
  • A total of 303,162 vaccine doses have been administered to Windsor-Essex County residents (+5,268 since yesterday)

* this number is decreasing as people who *only* received their first dose become people with two doses

Vaccination Percentages

  • 59.36 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 9.84 per cent of Windsor-Essex residents (all ages) are completely vaccinated

The Health Unit says 438,001 people are living in Windsor and Essex County in 2021.

Getting A Vaccine (1st Dose)

There are three vaccination programs at this time:

  • Mass Vaccination Clinics (Pfizer or Moderna)
    • Those eligible include:
      • People 12 years of age and older.
      • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Populations
    • See WEVax.ca for full definitions of conditions and groups.
    • Vaccination booking is available at this link: https://wait.crowdhandler.com/wechuvaccination
    • Or you can call 226-773-2200 (but the Health Unit says the call centre is only for assisting people who can’t use the website and the call centre has the same access to appointments as what’s shown on the website)
  • Pharmacy Vaccinations
  • Pop Up Clinics
    • None at this time.

For more information about vaccines and vaccination locally, visit WEVax.ca.

Getting A Vaccine (2nd Dose)

  • Pfizer/Moderna:
    • Those eligible include:
      • People 70 years of age and older.
      • Anyone who received their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna before March 31st, 2021
    • For more information visit WEVax.ca.
  • AstraZeneca:
    • People can now receive their second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
    • Visit the Health Unit’s website for full details.

Resolved Cases

The Health Unit lists 16,048 total resolved cases.

That’s an increase of 14 resolved cases since yesterday.

Deaths

There have been no additional deaths from COVID-19 today and the local death toll stands at 428.

Hospitalizations

The Health Unit lists 20 hospitalizations of people from Windsor-Essex today: 12 people in acute care (increase of 2 today), and 8 people in the ICU with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Windsor Essex.

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

Workplace Outbreaks

  • 1 outbreak at an agri-farm in Kingsville
  • 2 outbreaks at healthcare and social assistance workplaces in Windsor (1 outbreak is positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7, 1 outbreak is preliminary positive for a variant)
  • 1 outbreak at a manufacturing workplace in Tecumseh
  • 1 outbreak at a food and beverage workplace in Windsor (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)

Community Outbreaks

  • Southwest Detention Centre (positive for the U.K. Variant B.1.1.7)

School Outbreaks

  • No current school outbreaks.

Hospital Outbreaks

  • No current hospital outbreaks.

Long-term Care / Retirement Home Outbreaks

  • No current outbreaks.

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