Three new COVID-19 cases reported in Windsor-Essex, but net increase of zero
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting three cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.
The health unit says there was a net increase of zero cases from yesterday, but three cases were reported due to routine data clean up.
WECHU says 14 cases are currently active:
- 2 variants of concern (VOC) cases are active
- 12 non-VOC cases are active
Medical Officer of Health Dr. Wajid Ahmed says the Delta varaiant is still a major concern, even though the severity is vey low for those who are fully vaccinated.
"If we have a large number of population that are unvaccinated, what we are doing is we are giving an opportunity to this virus to continue to replicate and continue to spread. When it's replicating that's when some of these mutations happen."
Currently, 65 per cent of adults in the area are fully vaccinated.
Hospitalizations remain low. Three people who have tested positive for the virus are in hospital.
Windsor-Essex has had a total of 16,851 confirmed cases of the virus, including 16,402 people who have recovered.
The death toll related to COVID-19 is at 435 people.
BREAKDOWN OF NEW CASES:
- 1 case is travel related
- 1 case is a close contact of a confirmed case
- 1 case is still under investigation.
WINDSOR-ESSEX COUNTY RESIDENTS VACCINATED:
- 284,034 WEC residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine
- 46,157 WEC residents have received only 1 dose of a vaccine
- 237,877 WEC residents have received both doses of a vaccine
- A total of 521,911 doses have been administered to WEC residents
- 76.6% of WEC adults have received at least 1 dose
- 80.5% of adults in Ontario have received at least 1 dose
- 65.2% of WEC adults are fully vaccinated
- 65.6% of adults in Ontario are fully vaccinated
- With files from CTV New Windsor's Angelo Aversa