COVID-19 cases 'starting to trend downward' in Windsor-Essex: WECHU
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in Windsor, Ont., on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Chris Campbell / CTV Windsor)
WINDSOR, ONT. -- The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting 39 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths on Friday.
The death toll related to COVID-19 remains at 414 people.
Windsor-Essex has had a total of 15,715 confirmed cases of the virus, including 14,935 people who have recovered.
Medical officer of heath Dr. Wajid Ahmed provided the weekly epidemiological summary on Friday.
“We have seen that we are starting to trend downward with respect to cases, but still our cases continue to be significantly high for our region,” says Ahmed.
The percent positivity is at 5.4 per cent for the full week, which is down from 6.6 per cent the previous week. That is 11th highest in the province.
The most recent completed case rate is 73.7 per 100,000 population. In the past seven days the case rate was 66.4/100,000. That’s down from last week when the seven day rate was 82.9 / 100,000 population.
The R0(effective) is 0.86. Last Friday it was 0.94.
“Most of the cases that we are seeing is because of household contacts,” says Ahmed. He adds other area is workplaces and sometimes the variants spread easier.
HERE’S THE BREAKDOWN OF NEW CASES:
- 8 cases are community acquired
- 13 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases
- 1 travel-related case
- 7 cases are still under investigation.
There are 366 cases that are currently active, including 165 that have been identified as Variants of Concern. WECHU says 1,080 preliminary or confirmed VOC cases have been identified in total.
There are eight Windsor-Essex residents with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the hospital and five people are in the ICU.
“COVID-19 hospitalization has decreased in the province as well as in our region,” says Ahmed.
OUTBREAKS IN THE REGION:
- • 7 workplaces are in COVID-19 outbreak
- • 1 community outbreak
WINDSOR-ESSEX COUNTY RESIDENT VACCINATED:
- 169,554 WEC residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine
- 155,413 WEC residents have received only 1 dose of a vaccine
- 14,141 WEC residents have received both doses of a vaccine
- A total of 183,695 doses have been administered to WEC residents.