The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) says just over half of adults in the region are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
As of data released on Monday, 50.3 per cent of adults have gotten both required shots, slightly higher than the provincial total of 46.3 per cent.
So far, nearly half a million vaccine doses — 451,898 — have been administered to Windsor-Essex residents since the rollout began in late December. Just under three-quarters of adults have gotten at least one dose, while across the province the total stands at 78.3 per cent.
Meanwhile, the public health unit reported 23 new COVID-19 cases from Saturday onward.
The three-day total includes 11 cases from Saturday, five from Sunday and seven for July 5.
The overall local case total, which stands at 16,843, only rose by 11, however, as the health unit removed several entries due to a clean-up of previous case data.
As of Monday, there are 45 known cases of COVID-19 currently active in Windsor-Essex, and a dozen COVID-19 patients are in hospital.
There are also two outbreaks ongoing — one at the Downtown Mission shelter and another at a manufacturing workplace in Lakeshore.
Youth eligible for 2nd dose
On Saturday, WECHU announced that anyone 12 to 17 who had their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is eligible to receive a second dose after 28 days or more. Previously, youth were only eligible to complete their vaccination after two months.
Local eligibility was extended ahead of the rest of the province. Residents of regions that use the provincial vaccination booking system were allowed to book as of Monday.
Full details on COVID-19 vaccination and eligibility are available at WEvax.ca.
COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton
Chatham-Kent reported one new COVID-19 cases since Friday. Just seven cases are active in the municipality.
Lambton Public Health reported four new COVID-19 cases on Monday, and 17 cases are active overall.