Percy Hatfield MPP, Windsor-Tecumseh

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Update - February 2, 2022

Published on February 2, 2022

 

Good afternoon,

LOCAL NUMBERS

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting 186 new high risk cases, along with the loss of three members of our community. 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. Yesterday there were 115 cases, and on Monday there were 105 cases. There are now 1,204 active cases in our community, with 67 confirmed cases in the hospital and 12 in the ICU. There are 14 workplace outbreaks, 23 community outbreaks, 10 hospital outbreaks, and 25 outbreaks in long-term care/retirement homes. Locally, 85.5 per cent of individuals over the age of five have received one dose of the vaccine, 81.2 per cent have received two doses, and 51.2 per cent of residents over the age of 18 have received their booster.

Today, Toronto reported 626 confirmed cases, Peel reported 356 cases, and Hamilton reported 198 cases. Across the province today there were 3,909 new cases, but health officials warned that number is an underestimate due to testing limitations and backlogs. Yesterday there were 2,622 cases, and on Monday there were 3.043 cases. The total number of cases across the province since the pandemic began is 1,039,825, and there are currently 2,939 people in the hospital with confirmed cases, and 555 of those patients are in the ICU.

 

ENHANCED AGRI-FOOD WORKPLACE PROTECTION PROGRAM (EAWPP) EXTENDED

The provincial government has extended the EAWPP intake period until February 15. Applicants who register by this date will have 10 days following to file their claims. In addition, food and beverage processors with three or more employees, agri-food industry organizations, poultry catchers/vaccinators, and professional barn cleaners can also now apply. You can find more information about the program, eligibility, and application process here.

 

VACCINES

First, second, and third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available at one of the three mass vaccination sites, located in the former Sears store at Devonshire Mall, at Hotel-Dieu Grace HealthCare, and at the Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre in Leamington.  All mass vaccination sites are now accepting walk-ins. Moreover, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is now available for individuals aged 30 years and older at any vaccination site. Nature Fresh will have appointments for Tuesday to Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Hotel Dieu's clinic will be available from 2:30pm to 6:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; and from 12pm to 4pm on Tuesday and Friday. To book an appointment, please visit www.wevax.ca.   

Pop-up vaccination clinics will be available at the following locations this week:    

  • Thursday February 3 – Forest Glade Arena – 3205 Forest Glade Dr, Windsor – 9am to 4pm  
  • Friday February 4 – University of Windsor Education Building (Gym) – 2555 College Ave, Windsor – 9am to 3:30pm  

  

LETTER TO THE PREMIER

Today, Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath wrote a letter to the Premier regarding the Ottawa convoy. You can find It here.

 

Please continue to stay safe and follow public health guidelines. 

 

  • Percy