The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting 209 new cases of COVID-19 today, along with the loss of one person in the community. Yesterday, our region had 324 cases, and on Wednesday there were 312 cases. There are now 3,563 active cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex, bringing the total number to 32,793, with 525 deaths since the start of the pandemic. There are currently 126 confirmed cases in the hospital, with 15 in the ICU. Of the new cases confirmed today, five are from close contact with another confirmed case, 14 are considered community spread, nine are outbreak related, four are travel related, and 177 are under investigation. There are 18 workplace outbreaks, 34 community outbreaks, 11 hospital outbreaks, and 28 outbreaks in long-term care/retirement homes. Locally, 85.2 per cent of individuals over the age of five have received one dose of the vaccine, and 79.9 per cent are fully vaccinated.
Today, Toronto reported 1,269 cases, Peel reported 957 cases, and Hamilton reported 337 cases. Across the province today there were 7,165 new cases reported, but health officials have warned that number is an underestimate due to testing limitations and backlogs. Yesterday there were 7,757 cases, and on Wednesday there were 5,744 cases. There are now a total of 984,359 cases in Ontario since the start of the pandemic, with 4,114 people currently in hospital and 590 in the ICU. According to the data from the Ontario Science Table released yesterday, people who are fully vaccinated are 80.5 per cent less likely to end up in the hospital, and 90.6 per cent less likely to end up in the ICU compared to people who are unvaccinated.
CITY OF WINDSOR FACILITIES SET TO REOPEN
The City of Windsor has announced that most city facilities will reopen on January 31. Some city facilities, such as the pools at Adie Knox and Gino Marcus will remained close at this time because they don’t have the demand to reopen them. The City is reminding the public that anyone using public facilities over the age of 12 must show proof of vaccination before entering the facility. You can read more here.
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. Appointments are needed, with no walk-ins being accepted at this time. 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 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. To book an appointment, please visit www.wevax.ca.
Pop-up vaccination clinics will be available at the following locations next week:
- Tuesday January 25 – Kingsville Unico Hall – 37 Beech St, Kingsville – 10am to 3pm
- Tuesday January 25 – CMHA – 1400 Windsor Ave, Windsor – 1pm to 4pm
- Wednesday January 26 – St. Clair Beach Community Centre – 13731 St. Gregory’s Rd, Tecumseh – 10am to 3pm
- Friday January 28 – Libro Arena – 3295 Meloche Rd, Amherstburg – 10am to 3pm
Please continue to stay safe and follow public health guidelines.