Two more deaths, 41 new COVID-19 cases reported in Windsor-Essex

Windsor Essex County Health Unit in Windsor, Ont., on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. (Chris Campbell / CTV Windsor)

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting 41 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths.

Two men from the community were the latest deaths – one was in his 80s and one was in his 90s.

The death toll related to COVID-19 has reached 405 people.

Windsor-Essex has had a total of 14,195 confirmed cases of the virus, including 13,386 people who have recovered.

Here’s the breakdown of new cases:

  • 14 cases are close contacts of confirmed cases
  • 1 case is outbreak related
  • 2 cases are community acquired
  • 24 cases are still under investigation.

WECHU says there are 404 active cases. There are 19 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the hospital and five people are in the ICU.

The health unit says 160 local Variant of Concern (VOC) cases have been identified in Windsor-Essex.

There are five outbreaks in the region, including three at workplaces and two community outbreaks.

Here’s the number of Windsor-Essex County residents vaccinated:

  • 92,752 WEC residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 80,371 WEC residents have received only 1 dose of a vaccine
  • 12,381 WEC residents have received both doses of a vaccine
  • A total of 105,133 doses have been administered to WEC residents.

Overall, the health unit says there is a 66.3 per cent COVID-19 vaccine coverage rate for adults 60 years and older.

Here’s the vaccine coverage rate for the age groups eligible to receive the shot:

  • 80 years old and over at 87.6 per cent
  • 75 to 79 at 79.9 per cent
  • 70 to 74 at 66.9 per cent
  • 65 to 69 at 41 per cent
  • 60 to 64 at 55.1 per cent