Additional COVID-19 death in Windsor-Essex

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The Windsor-Essex COVID-19 death count has increased, according to a health unit update.

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On Wednesday, the health unit reported that women in her 90s who lived in the community passed due to COVID-19 — bringing the region’s overall COVID-19 toll to 574 deaths since March 2020.

As of Wednesday, there are 288 “active high-risk cases” in Windsor-Essex, with 34 of them in a hospital and eight of them under intensive care.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is presently monitoring 29 outbreak situations, including 12 at long-term care facilities or retirement homes.

The region’s COVID-19 vaccination rate stands at 82.4 per cent of all residents ages 5 or older having received at least two doses, with 53.1 per cent of all residents ages 18 and older having received a third dose.

As of Feb. 19, third dose eligibility in Ontario expanded to include youths (ages 12 to 17), provided their second dose was at least six months ago.

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