WINDSOR, ONT. -- The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has reported 53 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths in the region on Monday.

The death toll related to COVID-19 remains at 407 people.

Windsor-Essex has had a total of 14,438 confirmed cases of the virus, including 13,607 people who have recovered.

Here’s the breakdown of new cases:

  • 19 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases
  • 13 cases are community acquired
  • 21 cases are still under investigation.

The health unit says there have been 301 preliminary or confirmed Variant of Concern (VOC) cases identified in Windsor-Essex.

WECHU says there are 424 cases currently considered active. There are six people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the hospital including five people in the ICU.

There are nine outbreaks in the region, including five at workplaces, two community outbreaks and two school outbreaks at St. Peter Catholic Elementary School and Centennial Central Public School.

Windsor-Essex medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahmed says school cases are rising locally with the two outbreaks as well as many cohorts having been recently dismissed due to positive COVID-19 cases.

"We are monitoring the cases in our schools to assess any changes in the local risk," Ahmed said. "We will continue to update the community if the risk status for the school change in our region or if we need to switch to online learning." 

Adults aged 60 and older are now able  to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at one of the region's vaccination clinics, while those 50 plus who live in the identified "hot spot" areas in the postal codes N8X, N8Y, N9A, N9B, N9C, N8H, N9Y, are also eligible.

Here's the number of Windsor-Essex County residents vaccinated so far:

  • 104,925 WEC residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 92,465 WEC residents have received only 1 dose of a vaccine
  • 12,460 WEC residents have received both doses of a vaccine
  • A total of 117,385 doses have been administered to WEC residents