Percy Hatfield MPP, Windsor-Tecumseh

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Update - February 7, 2022

Published on February 7, 2022

 

Good afternoon, 

LOCAL NUMBERS 

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting 360 new high-risk cases of COVID-19 since Friday, along with the loss of three members of the 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. 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. 

There are now 672 high risk cases in the area, along with 70 confirmed cases in the hospital, and 10 patients in the ICU.  There are 11 workplace outbreaks, 22 community outbreaks, eight hospital outbreaks, and 21 outbreaks in long-term care/retirement homes. Locally, 85.7 per cent of individuals over the age of five have received at least one dose the vaccine, 81.5 per cent have two doses, and 51.8 per cent of residents over 18 have received their booster.  

Today, Toronto reported 370 cases, Peel reported 147 cases, and Hamilton reported 91 cases. Across the province today there were 2,088 cases, but health officials have warned that number is an underestimate due to testing restrictions. Yesterday there were 2,887 cases, and on Saturday there were 3,204 cases. There are now a total of 1,056,149 cases of COVID-19 reported in Ontario since the pandemic began, with 2,155 confirmed cases in the hospital, and 486 in the ICU.  

 

HOSPITAL VISITOR RESTRICTIONS 

Windsor Regional Hospital has adjusted their visitor restrictions and will now allow a maximum of two essential caregivers chosen by the patient to rotate over the patient’s stay in the hospital. However, only one caregiver may be with the patient at a time during the allotted visitation. Essential caregivers will not be permitted to visit patients with active, confirmed, or suspected COVID-19. Limited exemptions are available for patients who are in palliative care. You can read more here.

 

LONG-TERM CARE HOME RESTRICTIONS 

Visitor restrictions at long-term care homes have been eased today, allowing the number of designated caregivers per resident to increase from two to four, though only two can visit at a time. Residents who have had at least three doses of the vaccine will also be allowed to resume social day trips. General visits from people five years and older who have had at least two doses of the vaccine will be allowed to resume on February 21. You can read more 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 next week:     

  • Tuesday February 8 – South Asian Centre of Windsor Pop-up Vaccination Clinic – 4045 Seminole Rd, Windsor – 9:30am to 4pm 
  • Tuesday February 8 – Atlas Tube Recreation Centre Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic – 447 Renaud Line, Maidstone – 10am to 3pm 
  • Tuesday February 8 – CMHA Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic – 1400 Windsor Ave, Windsor – 1pm to 4pm 
  • Wednesday February 9 – Cardinal Carter High School Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic – 120 Ellison Ave, Leamington – 2:15pm to 6pm 
  • Wednesday February 9 – Catholic Central High School Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic – 441 Tecumseh Rd E, Windsor – 3pm to 6pm 
  • Thursday February 10 – Mackenzie Hall Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic – 3277 Sandwich St, Windsor – 9am to 3pm 
  • Thursday February 10 – Consulate of Mexico Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic – 350 Hwy 77, Leamington – 2pm to 6pm 
  • Friday February 11 – St. Clair College Downtown Campus Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic – 201 Riverside Dr. W, Windsor – 9am to 3:30pm 
  • Friday February 11 – Windsor Essex Hospice (Leamington) Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic – 197 Talbot St W, Suite 701, Leamington – 10am to 3pm 

Please continue to stay safe and follow public health guidelines.  

 

  • Percy