Active COVID-19 Cases in Windsor-Essex Return to Over 200

For the first time in three weeks, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Windsor-Essex has risen to more than 200. The health unit count, as of Friday: 252.

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For the first time in weeks, the official number of active COVID-19 cases in Windsor-Essex has risen to more than 200.


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According to an update from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit on Friday morning, 252 cases in the region are currently considered active.

On October 22, the number of active cases in Windsor-Essex fell below 200 and remained below 200 for the remainder of October and the first week of November.

The latest count comes after 96 new cases were reported Wednesday, 60 new cases were reported Thursday, and 36 new cases were reported Friday.

Of the active cases, 167 involve a “variant of concern.”

There are currently 16 people hospitalized with COVID-19.

Close contact with a previously confirmed case and community acquisition remain the most common sources of new cases.

As of Friday, the health unit is monitoring outbreak situations at seven workplaces, six community locations, and five schools.


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Also on Friday, Windsor Regional Hospital announced an adjustment to the policy on visitors to the Met Campus, Ouellette Campus and Regional Cancer Center.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on November 15, anyone wishing to visit an inpatient or accompany an outpatient to the center will need to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination, two weeks after the second dose.

There are “limited exceptions” where the hospital will accept evidence of a negative result on a community-based PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test or a community-based antigen test, taken within the previous three days. the day of the visit.

According to WRH, the policy adjustment is necessary to protect staff while allowing more visitors.


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To date, Windsor-Essex has had a total of 20,848 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

There have been 466 deaths attributed to the new coronavirus.

Ultimately, 86.2 percent of Windsor-Essex residents age 12 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 82.3 percent of residents are fully vaccinated.


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