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Confirmed Cases in Windsor and Essex County


44

Confirmed Cases in Ontario
 


1,324

Deaths in Ontario
 


23

Total Local Tests
 


862

Local Tests Pending Results
(updated daily)


492

Cases in other areas

Last Updated: March 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Number of confirmed cases and deaths (Updated daily Monday to Friday)

Jurisdiction

Confirmed Cases

Deaths

Chatham-Kent

6

0

Lambton County (Sarnia)

21

2

Middlesex-London

31

1

Ontario

1,324

23

Canada

6,258

61

Michigan

5,486

132

  • Detroit

1,542

35

USA

143,055

2,513

Worldwide

735,560

34,830

Overall Percentage of Cases in Windsor-Essex by Gender

Gender

Percentage

Male

57%

Female

43%

Note: Information not available for all confirmed cases

Overall Percentage of Cases in Windsor-Essex by Age

Age Group

Percentage

0 to 19 years

0%

20 to 29 years

12%

30 to 39 years

14%

40 to 49 years

23%

50 to 59 years

23%

60 to 69 years

19%

70 to 79 years

7%

80+ years

2%

Note: Information not available for all confirmed cases

Every week day at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., the Province of Ontario's Novel Coronavirus web page will be updated with the most up-to-date information including the status of cases in Ontario.

News Updates

March 29, 2020

  • WECHU News Release at 10 a.m. - March 29 Public Health Updates Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • A Minister’s Order was issued today directing health system providers to report Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) inventories on a daily basis to the Ministry to optimize their availability to protect Ontario’s front-line health care providers against exposure to COVID-19 and maintain a centralized repository of information respecting the availability of PPE supplies across the province.
  • The Ontario government is proclaiming the Supply Chain Management Act to make sure critical supplies, equipment and services can be deployed to where they are needed most. These regulations will enable the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services and the Ministry of Health to centrally manage public sector supply chains.
  • The Ontario government announced new penalties to combat price gouging and hold offenders accountable for raising prices significantly on the necessary goods Ontarians need to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19.

March 28, 2020

  • WECHU News Release at 10 a.m. - March 28 Public Health Updates Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • The Ontario Pharmacists Association, Ontario Medical Association, and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario have sent out a joint letter to Ontario’s doctors, nurse practitioners and pharmacists regarding inappropriate prescribing of unproven therapies.
  • The Quick Reference document on Testing and Clearance has been updated and is available on the Ministry website.

March 27, 2020

March 26, 2020

  • WECHU News Release at 10 a.m. - March 26 Public Health Updates Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Yesterday, the Government of Canada announced an Emergency Order under the Quarantine Act that requires any person entering Canada by air, sea or land to self-isolate for 14 days whether or not they have symptoms of COVID-19. All individuals permitted to enter Canada are subject to this Order, with the exception of certain persons who cross the border regularly to ensure the continued flow of goods and services, and those who provide essential services.
  • Health Canada has published guidance on optimizing the use of masks and respirators during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • For businesses with questions, the line for them to contact is: Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. Help is available Monday to Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and Ontario College of Pharmacists have prepared statements regarding drug prescribing.  

March 25, 2020

March 24, 2020

March 23, 2020

  • WECHU News Release at 3 p.m. - Third Coronavirus (COVID-19) Case Confirmed
  • WECHU News Release at 10 a.m. - March 23 Public Health Updates Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Ontario Ministry of Health reminds organizations in the health system that:
    • all employees who have travelled outside of Canada should self-isolate for a period of 14 days starting from their arrival in Ontario 
    • health care workers should not attend work if they are sick
    • if are particular workers who are deemed critical, by all parties, to continued operations of an organization, these groups should undergo regular screening, use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and active self-monitoring. 
  • Ontario has issued a temporary order that would give hospitals the ability to cancel and postpone services to free-up space and valuable staff, identify staffing priorities, and develop, modify and implement redeployment plans.
  • Ontario has launched a website to act as a central point for businesses and organizations who can supply emergency products and innovative solutions to support our response to COVID-19.
  • Ontario has announced that some child care centres will open to enable health care and other frontline workers, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, firefighters, police, and correctional officers.
  • Media Conference ASL Interpretation (Youtube)

March 22, 2020

  • WECHU NEWS Release at 10 a.m. - March 22 Public Health Updates Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • The Ministry of Health announced yesterday that to ensure that anyone in need of care can receive it, Ontario is waiving the three-month waiting period for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage. Additionally, the province will cover the cost of COVID-19 services for uninsured people who do not meet the criteria for OHIP coverage. Together, these measures will ensure that no one will be discouraged from seeking screening or treatment for COVID-19 for financial reasons.
  • The Ministry of the Solicitor General announced a number of new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Correctional system.
  • The Ontario College of Family Physicians continues to encourage family doctors to have signage outside the office asking patients to call the clinic before entering to allow for appropriate screening and direction. You can download an editable signage.  

March 21, 2020

  • WECHU NEWS Release at 10 a.m. - Second Coronavirus (COVID-19) Case Confirmed
  • WECHU Media Conference about the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County. Live stream on Facebook.
  • Guidance for Primary Care Providers has been updated on the Ministry website.
  • Guidance for Occupational Health and Safety has been uploaded to the Ministry’s website.
  • Public Health Ontario uploaded a quick reference on hand hygiene.
  • The Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services and ServiceOntario, is extending the validity period of driving products, services and health cards. These changes reduce the need for in-person visits to ServiceOntario, International Registration Plan offices and DriveTest centres during the COVID-19 outbreak, helping to promote social distancing and contain the spread of the virus. The news release is available on the Government of Ontario website.
  • The Ministry of Health, Drugs and Devices Division has released a notice regarding Ontario drug benefit program changes and guidance for dispensers during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
  • Media Conference Interpretation (Youtube)

March 20, 2020

March 19, 2020

March 18, 2020


March 17, 2020 

  • News Release from Government of Ontario at 9:13 a.m. -  Ontario Enacts Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public
  • On March 16, the Federal Government announced a number of new measures today including:
    • Canada will be closing its borders to foreign travellers. Exceptions will be made for air crews, diplomats, immediate family members and U.S. citizens.
    • Airlines will ban anyone who is showing symptoms of the virus from getting on a plane.
    • All international flights will be redirected to one of four airports in Canada (Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary).
  • Guidance for pharmacies has been updated and is available on the Ministry of Health’s website. Additional guidance documents are expected today.

March 16, 2020


March 15, 2020


March 14, 2020


March 13, 2020

  • Important Updates added to homepage of wechu.org at 7 P.M.
    • The WECHU is committed to providing timely and credible information to the residents of Windsor-Essex in partnership with community agencies and health care providers. Key points about:
      • How to keep you and your family healthy.
      • Symptoms of COVID-19 which can range from mild to severe.
      • Current Guidance for Travellers.
      • Current Guidance for Mass Gatherings and Events.
      • Current Guidance for Child Care Centres and Day Camps 

  • Health care providers facing immediate challenges (less than 10 days of supply) with their personal protective equipment supply levels can email the ministry at EOCLogistics.MOH@ontario.ca. The Ministry of Health has also set up a Health Care Provider Hotline at 1-866-212-2272.

  • Chief Medical Officer of Health issued a directive to health care providers and health care entities on updated IPAC Recommendations for use of personal protective equipment.
  • Public Health Ontario has posted a technical brief Updated IPAC Recommendations for Use of Personal Protective Equipment for Care of Individuals with Suspect or Confirmed COVID-19.
  • The case definition has been updated on the Ministry of Health’s website.
  • The Public Health Agency of Canada has developed two new guidance documents for health system partners:
  • The Government of Canada has warned against all international travel. All travellers arriving in Canada from international points are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days as a precaution. 

  • The ministry revised the COVID-19 case definition to clarify who should be tested. We are asking all providers not to test asymptomatic individuals.

  • The Chief Medical Officer of Health issued enhanced public health measures for COVID-19. Highlights from this memo include:

    • Advising the people of Ontario to avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada. If you decide to travel outside of Canada with children, they will be required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days upon return.

    • Similar to recent guidance for Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes, all licensed child care centres are asked to actively screen children, parents, staff and visitors for any symptoms and travel history that may be related to COVID-19 based on the Ministry’s case definition

    • Recommending the immediate suspension of all large events and public gatherings of over 250 people. Organizers who have questions about smaller gatherings are encouraged to contact their local Public Health Unit.

  • The Chief Medical Officer of Health also issued a memo to Long-Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes, Supportive Housing, Hospices and other congregate care settings on allowing only essential visitors.

March 12, 2020

Public Health Ontario developed guidance in English and French for environmental cleaning for non-health care settings. The Public Health Agency of Canada has developed two new guidance documents for health system partners:


March 11, 2020

Government of Ontario poster on What you need to know to help you and your family stay healthy.

March 10, 2020News Release - COVID-19 - Being Prepared and Informed

March 4, 2020 - Information for people planning to travel outside of Canada was included on this landing page. Public Health Ontario resources on “COVID-19 How to Self-Monitor Instructions (PDF) English | French | Chinese” were added to their website.

February 27, 2020 - The case definition for COVID-19 is updated with new regions of the world where community transmission is ongoing. A map of the impacted areas is provided from the Ontario Ministry of Health.

January 31, 2020 - There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with COVID-19 and investigations are ongoing.

January 30, 2020 - The World Health Organization declaring a global public health emergency over the 2019 Novel Coronavirus does raise concerns, but nothing has changed as far as local preparedness.

January 29, 2020 - The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is monitoring the current outbreak of COVID-19 in China and around the world. We are keeping our local partners (e.g., Windsor Regional Hospital, Erie Shores HealthCare, Essex Windsor EMS, primary care providers and local school boards) informed of the evolving situation and providing guidance on how best to prepare and assess individuals suspected of COVID-19. We are also prepared locally to detect and contain the spread of the virus in the unlikely event of a first case of COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County.

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