3 new cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. (Sanjay Maru/CBC - image credit)
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. (Sanjay Maru/CBC - image credit)

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported a daily increase of three new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, while just over a dozen cases remain active throughout the region.

Though three new cases were reported, the pandemic's overall case total remained the same due to the health unit's ongoing clean-up of historical case data.

Thursday's small uptick in cases is in line with a trend this month — just once in July has the daily increase reached into the double digits.

As of Thursday, 65.2 per cent of Windsor-Essex adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 76.6 per cent have received one dose or more.

Due to plateauing vaccination rates and good vaccine supply, the health unit announced Wednesday that it would be offering walk-in and same day appointments at its five mass vaccination sites, as well as a series of mobile clinics targeting priority areas and youth.

There are 14 COVID-19 cases considered active in Windsor-Essex, and three people are hospitalized due to the illness.

One outbreak is ongoing at a work place in Windsor's health-care and social assistance sector.

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