Health unit reports 107 new cases of COVID

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Another 107 Windsor-Essex residents tested positive for COVID-19.

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The local health unit reported Friday that 26 of those infected were close contacts of confirmed cases. Fifteen contracted COVID through community spread, two became infected while traveling, and one acquired the disease from a known outbreak.

To date, 23,306 residents of the area have been infected, including 652 with active cases, 483 who died as a result of the disease, and 22,071 cases considered resolved.

As of Friday morning, area hospitals had 39 COVID patients.

The outbreaks remain active in 15 schools and child care settings, 12 workplaces, three community locations, and two long-term care homes.

So far, 82.7 percent of people age five and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 77.8 percent have received two.

Starting Monday, anyone over the age of 18 who received a second injection at least three months ago can schedule an appointment for a booster dose. To do so, visit , call 226-773-2200 or contact a participating pharmacy or primary care provider.

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