Percy Hatfield MPP, Windsor-Tecumseh

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Update - April 13, 2022

Published on April 13, 2022

 

Good afternoon, 

 

LOCAL NUMBERS 

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting 131 new high risk cases of COVID-19 today. Due to the changes in eligibility for testing and limited testing capacity, the rise of Omicron cases, and the shifted focus of case, contact, and outbreak management to high-risk settings, these case counts are an underestimate of the true numbers of individuals who have COVID-19 within Windsor-Essex County. The health unit defines high-risk cases as those coming from individuals who are eligible for PCR testing in accordance with Ontario's current testing guidance. Yesterday there were 152 cases, and on Monday there were 45 cases.  

There are now 405 active high risk cases of COVID-19 in the area, with 54 confirmed cases in the hospital, including two in the ICU. There are currently six community outbreaks, four hospital outbreaks, and 13 outbreaks in long-term care/retirement homes. Locally, 86.4 per cent of individuals five and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 83.6 per cent have received two doses, and 51.2 per cent of residents 12 and over have received their booster shot. 

Across the province today there were 3,833 new COVID-19 cases reported, but health officials warn this number is an underestimate due to testing restrictions. Yesterday there were 2,300 cases, and on Monday there were 2,401 cases. Since the beginning of the pandemic there have been 1,204,452 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, and there are currently 1,332 people in the hospital, with 182 patients in ICUs across the province.  

 

RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS   

Free rapid antigen tests continue to be available at select locations each week. Please remember to store your test kits out of the reach of children, as there have been reports of poisoning after accidental consumption. You can find participating grocery stores and pharmacies here.

  

VACCINES 

Windsor Regional Hospital has published an informational guide to Paxlovid, with details about how it works, who should receive this treatment, and how to get tested. You can find that information here.

You can also find the list of participating pharmacies who have a supply of Paxlovid here.

There will be pop-up vaccine clinics at the following locations this week: 

  • Thursday April 14 – Tecumseh Arena (Horwood Room) – 12021 McNorton St, Windsor – 9am to 3:45pm 

- Percy