Percy Hatfield MPP, Windsor-Tecumseh

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Update - November 25, 2021

Published on November 25, 2021

 

Good afternoon,

LOCAL NUMBERS

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting 54 new cases of COVID-19 today, along with the loss of another member of our community. Toronto reported 77 cases, Peel reported 48 cases, Simcoe-Muskoka reported 55 cases, and Hamilton and Middlesex-London both reported less than 30 cases. There are now 392 active cases in our region, bringing the total number of cases to 21,428 and 471 deaths related to COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Of the new cases reported today, 28 are from close contact with another confirmed case, 15 are considered community spread, two are travel related, and nine are under investigation. There are currently seven workplace outbreaks, 13 community outbreaks, eight school outbreaks, 2 outbreaks in long-term care or retirement homes, and one outbreak in the hospital with 12 confirmed cases, and four people in the ICU. Locally, 86.8 per cent of individuals over 12 have received their first dose of vaccine, and 83.3 per cent have received their second dose. Across the province today there were 748 cases of COVID-19. Yesterday there were 591 cases, and on Tuesday there were 613 cases.

 

WORSENING COVID-19 INDICATORS IN WINDSOR-ESSEX

According to the local health unit’s weekly epidemiological summary, COVID-19 case rates and per cent positivity have increased in Windsor-Essex again this week. Our region’s case rate is higher than the provincial average, with a disproportionate number of cases among children and youth. You can read the full summary here.

 

VACCINES        

Children aged 5 to 11 years (or turning 5 in 2021) are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site. All children aged 5 to 11 must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian to receive a vaccination. Parents/legal guardians are able to book an appointment for their child in advance by calling 226-773-2200 or online here.

There will be pop-up vaccine clinics at the following locations next week. Please note that beginning Monday, November 29, children aged 5 to 11 years (or turning 5 in 2021) will be eligible to receive their vaccination at a pop up clinic. Children must be accompanied by their custodial parent or guardian to receive a vaccine and will be required to present a health card or other form of identification.

  • Monday November 29 – Leamington Municipal Building Council Chambers – 111 Erie St N, Leamington – 10am to 3pm
  • Tuesday November 30 – Windsor-Essex Community Health Centre (Sandwich Location) – 3325 College Ave, Windsor – 10am to 3pm
  • Wednesday December 1 – Leamington Municipal Building Council Chambers – 111 Erie St N, Leamington – 10am to 3pm

A new report from Public Health Ontario showed that only 3.8 per cent of the 11.5 million people who have received two doses account for breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in the province. The report also shows that just nine people under the age of 60 who have received two doses of the vaccine have been admitted to ICUs in the last year, while 8,355 unvaccinated people under the age of 60 were admitted to hospital. You can read that report here.

 

COVID-19 IN SCHOOLS     

The Greater Essex County District School Board is reporting four more cases of COVID-19. Single cases have been identified in students at Belle River and Giles Campus elementary schools, as well as Essex and Leamington district high schools. The local health unit has contacted all those affected and is reminding parents to continue to monitor their children each morning for COVID-19 symptoms and to keep them home if they are sick.      

Up-to-date COVID-19 information on confirmed cases and outbreaks from each school board can be found here:     

French Catholic: https://www.cscprovidence.ca/apps/pages/index.jsp...     

Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board:  https://www.wecdsb.on.ca/about/covid19/outbreaks     

Greater Essex County District School Board: https://www.publicboard.ca/News/COVID-19Report/Pages/default.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2R6_WYMzK8njEzQqQisbpQuRQ67Cr-KEi-jEz_WYGsiaYmjCJhuLrUX0k#/=  

 

LOCAL EVENTS

The Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association are hosting Santa In The Lane this year, where kids will have the chance to talk to Santa and tell him their Christmas wishes. Santa will be tucked away inside a COVID-19 friendly snow globe to ensure proper social distancing measures are in effect. The event will take place in Maiden Lane in downtown Windsor, and families can come visit Santa on Saturday November 27 between 2pm and 4pm and Saturday December 4 between 12pm and 4pm.

 

Please stay safe and continue to follow all public health guidelines.  

 

  • Percy