The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting 13 new COVID-19 cases between Saturday and today. Of the new cases announced, five are from close contact with another confirmed case, one is considered community spread, and seven are under investigation. Our region has recorded 16,869 cases and 435 deaths related to COVID-19 since the pandemic began. There are currently 24 active cases in our community, with four of those cases being considered variants of concern. There are two cases in the hospital, one of which is in the ICU, and 16,410 cases have been listed as resolved. A total of 530,447 doses of the vaccine have been administered locally, with 75.3 per cent of eligible residents over the age of 12 having received one dose, and 64.5 per cent of eligible residents over the age of 12 having received both doses. Across the province today there were 119 new COVID-19 cases. Yesterday there were 172 cases, and on Saturday there were 170 cases.
The provincial government has written to the Intergovernmental Affairs Minister to ask that the federal government ensure that residents who received two different vaccines will be recognized for international travel when border measures are lifted. The request is that the federal government work with the World Health Organization to update guidance to international partners, recognizing mixed vaccines as an accepted, complete vaccine regimen. You can read more here.
The Health Unit has opened mobile, pop-up clinics which will be offered from 10:00AM to 3:00PM at the following locations this week:
- 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 is again making special pick-up available to residents who experienced flooding after Saturday’s storm. Anyone who requires help to remove damaged items from their home and transport them to the landfill is asked to call 311 before 4pm on Thursday July 29. The City is not offering this service to residents who are going through their insurance providers.
Windsor Regional Hospital is dealing with more flooding after the heavy rain we received over the weekend. The hospital is still dealing with damage from a storm the previous week that saw the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at the Ouellette Campus close for the remainder of the month. The Cath Lab was on target to reopen today, but that reopening has now been delayed as they continue to assess the damage. Met Campus saw flooding in Diagnostic Imaging, the ground level Cancer Centre, the front lobby, and the Emergency Department. You can read more 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.