102 new cases of COVID in Simcoe-Muskoka since Friday

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 102 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday in its last update released on September 7.

The new cases include 72 unvaccinated people, 15 partially vaccinated people and 15 fully vaccinated people.

The new cases reported today are as follows:

  • Collingwood (4): Three people between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. Two cases are linked to close contact transmission and two are still under investigation.
  • Wasaga Beach (10): Two young people under 18, four people from 18 to 34, two people from 35 to 44 and two people from 45 to 64. Two cases are listed as community acquired (no known link), one is related to close contact transmission and the others are under investigation.
  • Spring water (5): Three people between 18 and 34 years old, and two people between 45 and 64 years old. All five cases are still under investigation.
  • Barrie (19): Six young people under 18, seven people aged 18 to 34, one person 35 to 44, three people 45 to 64 and two people over 79. Three cases are listed as close contacts and the rest are still under investigation.
  • Innisfil (10): Four young people under the age of 18, four people between 18 and 34 years old, one person 35 to 44 years old and one person 45 to 64 years old. Four cases are linked to close contact transmission and the rest are still under investigation.
  • Bradford (10): Four young people under 18, four people from 35 to 44 years old and two people from 45 to 64 years old. One case is linked to an epidemic and another is listed as community acquired (no known link). The other eight cases are still under investigation.
  • Orillia (3): Two people between 18 and 34 years old, and one person between 45 and 64 years old. All three cases are still under investigation.
  • Oro-Medonte (4): Three people between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. All four cases are still under investigation.
  • Lowercase (2): Two people between 35 and 44 years old. One case is listed as community (no known link).
  • Severn (1): A person between the ages of 18 and 34 whose case is still under investigation.
  • Essa (9): Two young people under the age of 18, one person between 18 and 34 years old, five people between 35 and 44 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. Four cases are linked to close contact and the others are still under investigation.
  • New Tecumseth (12): Three young people under 18, five people aged 18 to 34, two people 35 to 44, one 45 to 64 and one 65 to 79. One case is linked to an outbreak, two are listed as community acquired (no known link) and the others are still under investigation.
  • Muskoka District (13): Five people from Huntsville, four people from Bracebridge, two people from Lake of Bays, one person from Muskoka Lakes and one person from Gravenhurst.

There are currently 242 active cases in the region.

Fourteen people in Simcoe County are hospitalized with COVID-19, with two new hospitalizations reported since Friday.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 13,034 cases of COVID-19, of which 12,536 have been cured and 256 cases have resulted in death.

The health unit confirmed that 5,579 of the area’s cases were variant strains. There are 90 still active laboratory-confirmed variant cases.

The breakdown of case variants includes:

4008 alpha cases,
168 gamma cases,
34 beta cases,
708 delta cases,
and 661 cases have tested positive and are awaiting further testing.

According to the health unit, 75 percent of the population aged 12 and over living in Simcoe-Muskoka received both doses of the vaccine and seven percent received their first dose of the vaccine.

Approximately 28% of the total population of Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) is not vaccinated and 66% is fully vaccinated.

To learn more about the immunization status of Simcoe-Muskoka cases and hospitalizations, click here.

Anyone born in or before 2009 and living in the Simcoe-Muskoka region can book their first or second dose of vaccine online through the Ontario Vaccine Reservation System. Other appointments are added regularly for clinics in the region.

The health unit sometimes withdraws a case or moves it based on further investigation of the whereabouts data. The graph below reflects the updated totals for each municipality as reported by the health unit on September 7.

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Municipality Total number of cases ** Recoveries Deaths To the hospital Last reported case Cumulative incidence rate * % of 12+ pop. with two doses of vaccine
Adj-Tosorontio 214 210 2 September 2 1,806 60.1%
Barrie 4,320 4.130 121 5 September 6 2,816 74.8%
Bradford Task Force 2 149 2,094 38 1 September 6 4,923 72.6%
Open view 142 137 5 September 2 945 69%
Collingwood 253 242 3 September 6 1,026 84.7%
Try 518 499 4 1 September 6 2 149 76.8%
Innisfil 1,291 1,248 18 1 September 6 3 131 68.8%
Midland 205 199 6 Aug 13 1120 79.3%
New Tecumseth 1,561 1,519 18 4 September 6 3,687 71.8%
Orillia 344 325 8 September 6 1,018 81.9%
Oro-Medonte 235 222 5 September 6 1.007 87.2%
Penetanguishene 204 195 8 September 2 2 117 82.5%
Ramara 114 111 1 August 29 1,090 64.1%
Severn 91 86 3 September 3 607 59.2%
Spring water 303 294 2 September 5 1,414 82.9%
Tay 122 117 2 September 1st 1,088 81.6%
Tiny 138 133 2 September 4 1,028 70.9%
Wasaga Beach 282 272 5 2 September 6 1 190 77.9%

~ Fully vaccinated means an individual whose second dose was given 14 days or more before the onset of symptoms of COVID-19.

* The cumulative incidence rate is the number of cases per 100,000 people reported to date

** Total number of cases includes the number of cases that are currently recovering at home as well as those that have recovered, died or are hospitalized

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