WECHU reports two new cases

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, Windsor, January 16, 2020. Blackburn News file photo.

There are now 16 active cases of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported two new cases on Wednesday. Among the new cases, one is community-acquired and one is a close contact of a confirmed case.

Among the active cases, three have been identified as involving a variant of concern.

Local hospitals continue to treat three patients who tested positive for the virus.

To date, 74.5 per cent of the eligible population has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 61.2 per cent have been fully vaccinated. In total, 518,827 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the community.