UPDATE: COVID-19 hospitalizations stable in Windsor-Essex

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, Windsor, Photo by Mark Brown, WindsorNewsToday.ca.

The number of hospitalizations related to COVID-19  in Windsor-Essex was stable on Wednesday.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported 110 patients in the three regional hospital systems, a drop from the 117 confirmed on Tuesday.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Windsor Regional Hospital had 75 patients, with 42 being treated for the virus and the rest in hospital for other reasons but having tested positive. There were ten patients in the ICU, with all but one of those primarily being treated for COVID-19. Of the current patient load, 44 are fully vaccinated, with the rest either not or partially vaccinated.

There were 15 patients hospitalized at Erie Shores Healthcare, with 11 of them being treated for the virus. Nine of those patients are not vaccinated, with the remaining six fully vaccinated.

Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare reported 20 COVID-19 patients in its care.

There were 202 new COVID-19 cases erported Wednesday, though the health unit warns that the number could be an undercount due to current testing limitations.

One person has passed away, a man in his 100s from the community, bringing the Windsor-Essex death toll to 539.

There are 85 total outbreaks in the community, a slight decline from Tuesday. Of those, 31 are community-based, 27 are in long-term care facilities, 16 are at workplaces, and the rest are in hospitals.

There are currently 2,268 active cases in Windsor-Essex.