Windsor-Essex logs 46 additional COVID-19 cases

A healthcare worker performs coronavirus swab on a patient. File photo courtesy of © Can Stock Photo /Noiel

The Windsor-Essex region saw an increase of 46 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, 10 of Sunday’s cases are community-acquired, 17 are close contacts of confirmed cases and 19 remain under investigation.

Case counts in the region have remained relatively steady over the past week with 52 cases reported on Saturday, 41 cases on Friday and 59 cases on Thursday.

As of Sunday, there are now a total of 16,109 confirmed cases overall in the region, 230 of which are active cases. Of the active cases, 230 are variants of concern. Twenty people are currently hospitalized.

There were a total of 25 recoveries over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of resolved cases to 15,314.

Meanwhile, there were zero additional COVID-19 deaths recorded on Sunday with the local death toll remaining at 421.

There was also no change to the local outbreak count. As of Sunday, five workplaces are in COVID-19 outbreak and there is one community outbreak.

To date, 185,780 residents have gotten their first dose of the vaccine while 15,196 have received both doses.

In Ontario, provincial health officials logged 2,199 additional cases of the virus on Sunday along with 30 more deaths. The total number of cases in the province is now at 509,316 with 474,175 recoveries and 8,485 deaths.

On Saturday evening, Ontario hit a vaccine milestone with more than 7 million doses administered throughout the province.