The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit announced one new case of COVID-19 today, which came from community spread. Yesterday there were three cases, and on Sunday there were eight cases. There are currently 52 active cases in our community, 19 of which are confirmed variant of concern cases. There have been 16,785 total cases and 434 deaths related to COVID-19 since the pandemic began. There have been 16,297 cases listed as resolved and a total of 385,639 doses of the vaccine have been administered locally. Across the province today there were 296 cases reported, although 80 of those cases that were included in today's count were from 2020 because of a data review done by Toronto Public Health. Yesterday there were 270 cases and on Sunday there were 318 cases.
The Chief of Staff at Windsor Regional Hospital is reassuring residents that there is no reason to believe that Pfizer and Moderna, both mRNA type vaccines, are not interchangeable. He says both vaccines have the exact same ingredient list. Dr. Saad says we are in a race against time to get as many people fully vaccinated to get ahead of the emerging Delta variant. The local health unit announced yesterday that due to supply issues, anyone who receives their second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine starting Wednesday would be receiving Moderna. You can read more here.
The federal government announced that construction is complete on a new vaccine-manufacturing plant in Montreal that will be able to produce about 24 million doses a year. The National Research Council of Canada says it is working with Novavax Inc. to produce a vaccine at the facility. You can read more here.
JUNE 27 MIRACLE
The June 27 Miracle will be taking place next Sunday, and organizers are asking for anyone who can to please help by putting one non-perishable food item on their doorstep for collection by a volunteer. A range of items will be accepted, from personal hygiene items to non-perishable food items to dog food for pets. All donations will go to helping those in need and collection will start at 12pm and finish at 4pm. They are also in need of volunteers, and you can learn more by visiting their website here.
The Little River Corridor Bicycle Pump Track officially opened today. It is a new outdoor recreation facility featuring a 131 metre custom-made circuitous bicycle racetrack geared to adventure cyclists of all ages. You can learn more about it 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.