Percy Hatfield MPP, Windsor-Tecumseh

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Update - March 14, 2022

Published on March 14, 2022

 

Good afternoon,

LOCAL NUMBERS

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting 142 of new high risk cases since Friday. 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 194 active high risk cases in the area, with 25 confirmed cases in the hospital, and three in the ICU. There are currently five outbreaks in the community, and five outbreaks in long-term care/retirement homes. Locally, 86.2 per cent of individuals over five have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 83 per cent have received two doses, and 53.8 per cent of residents over 18 have received their boosters.

For the first time today since December 20, 2021, there were zero deaths related to COVID-19 in the province. Today, Toronto reported 244 cases, Peel reported 43 cases, and Ottawa reported 54 cases. Across the province today, there were 1,116 new cases of COVID-19, but health officials warn this number is an underestimate due to testing restrictions. Yesterday there were 1,631 cases, and on Saturday there were 2,015 cases. Since the pandemic began, there have been a total of 1,126,456 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19, and there are currently 228 people in ICUs across the province.

 

RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS   

The provincial government announced that 5.5 million rapid antigen tests will be available across the province each week. Please remember to store your test kits out of the reach of children, as there have been reports of poisoning after accidental consumption. You can find participating grocery stores and pharmacies 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 Grovedale House Community Hall in Kingsville.  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. The Devonshire mass vaccination site is open Tuesdays from 11:30am to 6:15pm, and Wednesdays to Saturdays from 9am to 3:30pm. Grovedale House is open from 9am to 3:45pm Tuesday to Saturday for pre-booked or walk-in appointments. Hotel Dieu's clinic will be available from 2:30pm to 6:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. To book an appointment, please visit www.wevax.ca.     

Pop-up vaccination clinics will be available at the following locations next week:  

  • Tuesday March 15 – Salvation Army – 355 Church St, Windsor – 9am to 4pm
  • Tuesday March 15 – CMHA – 1400 Windsor Ave, Windsor – 1pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday March 16 – Downtown Mission – 664 Victoria Ave, Windsor – 9:30am to 12pm
  • Wednesday March 16 – Windsor Youth Centre (WYC) – 1247 Wyandotte St E, Windsor – 4pm to 7pm
  • Thursday March 17 – Windsor Water World – 400 Wyandotte St E, Windsor – 9am to 4pm

Please continue to stay safe and follow public health guidelines.  

 

  • Percy