Windsor-Essex sees increase of 31 new COVID-19 cases

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The WFCU Centre is one of five mass vaccination sites in Windsor-Essex. (Katerina Georgieva/CBC - image credit)
The WFCU Centre is one of five mass vaccination sites in Windsor-Essex. (Katerina Georgieva/CBC - image credit)

The COVID-19 case count in Windsor-Essex grew by 31 cases, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit announced Wednesday.

Overall, 403 cases are considered active, and 15 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized.

Since the pandemic began, 409 people have died from COVID-19 locally. No additional deaths were reported on Wednesday.

So far, 109,398 residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 121,897 doses have been administered.

There have been 345 COVID-19 cases reported that involve variants of concern.

Of the 31 new cases announced Wednesday:

  • 15 involve close contacts of cases that were previously identified.

  • Five were community acquired, meaning there is no known source of transmission.

  • Nine cases are related to outbreaks.

  • Two are under investigation.

There are a dozen ongoing outbreaks, including at Southwest Detention Centre and Victoria Manor.

Outbreaks are active at the following schools:

  • Centennial Central Public School.

  • St. Peter Catholic School.

  • St. John Vianney Catholic School.

There are seven workplace outbreaks:

  • Four outbreaks within Windsor's health care and social assistance sector, one of which involves a variant of concern.

  • One in Windsor's manufacturing sector.

  • One in LaSalle's manufacturing sector

  • One in a personal service setting in Windsor.

COVID-19 in Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton

Lambton Public Health reported six new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. There are 104 cases active overall and one outbreak is ongoing within a long-term care home.

Chatham-Kent saw three new cases, and 35 infections are considered active overall. There are three active outbreaks in the municipality, down from five on Tuesday.