The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting three new COVID-19 cases today. Yesterday there were two cases and on Tuesday there were two cases. Of the new cases announced, one is from close contact with another confirmed case, one is travel related, and one is under investigation. There have now been 16,851 confirmed cases and 435 deaths related to COVID-19 since the pandemic began. There are currently 14 active cases in the community, with two of those being variants of concern. There are three confirmed cases in the hospital, all of which are in the ICU, and 16,402 cases have been listed as resolved. A total of 521,911 doses of the vaccine have been administered locally, with 76.6 per cent of adults over the age of 18 having received at least one dose, and 65.2 per cent of adults over the age of 18 having received both doses. Across the province today there were 185 new cases reported. Yesterday there were 135 cases and on Tuesday there were 127 cases.
The local health unit will be operating pop-up clinics at the following locations between 10am and 3pm over the next two weeks. No appointments are needed:
- Friday, July 23 – Windsor – Assumption College Catholic High School
- Tuesday, July 27 – Windsor – William G. Davis Public School
- Wednesday, July 28 – Leamington – Queen Elizabeth Public School
- Thursday, July 29 – Windsor – Sainte-Therese French Catholic Elementary School
- Friday, July 30 – Windsor – Assumption College Catholic High School
- Saturday, July 31 – Windsor – Frank W. Begley Public School
The City of Windsor will start to resume activities at Lanspeary Park starting July 24, with the first events dedicated to not-for-profit and charitable organization fundraising efforts. You can find the list of events here.
LOCAL BEACH ADVISORIES
As we continue through summer and people are looking for ways to beat the heat, the local health unit has cautioned residents to not swim at Sandpoint Beach in Windsor, Belle River Beach in Lakeshore, and Mettawas Beach in Kingsville due to high bacteria levels. The other six public beaches in the region have been approved for swimming. You can find the latest testing results here.
Please continue to stay safe by washing your hands, wearing a mask when you’re out in public, and practice physical distancing of 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.