DENSO North America
Weekly COVID-19 Case Update
This week, 36 positive COVID-19 diagnoses were reported at DENSO affiliates in North America. This brings our total to 2,760 positive diagnoses throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States (U.S.).
Following local investigations into cases at DENSO facilities this week, most were classified as community spread (household, gatherings, travel, etc.). In Mexico, two cases were designated as “unable to determine” and one case remains under investigation.
|Country||This Week’s Cases||Total Positive Diagnosis||Number of Deaths||Exposed in Community||Exposed at DENSO||Unable to Determine||Under Investigation|
Exposed in Community – transmission attributed to community or home
Exposed at DENSO – transmission attributed to DENSO site contact
Unable to Determine – cannot confidently determine the source of exposure after thorough investigation (may have been exposed outside or inside of work)
Under Investigation – investigation is on-going both internally as well as with county health departments
COVID-19 Vaccine: Will vaccinated associates be able to stop wearing masks and social distancing?
Not yet! Even if you are protected from getting sick, we don’t yet know whether a vaccinated person can spread the virus to other people. At this time, the CDC recommends continuing to use all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Experts are also looking at how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities. DENSO will continue to follow CDC guidelines as we look forward to the end of this pandemic.
Let’s Learn Together: What is herd immunity?
Herd immunity means that enough people in a community are protected from getting a disease because they’ve already had the disease or they’ve been vaccinated. Herd immunity makes it hard for the disease to spread from person to person, and it even protects those who cannot be vaccinated, like newborns. While experts don’t yet know what percentage of people would need to get vaccinated to achieve herd immunity, vaccination is a safer way to build protection than getting sick with COVID-19. Read answers to the most frequently asked questions.