102 new COVID cases in the Simcoe-Muskoka region since Friday

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Four Wasaga Beach residents and one Clearview resident are among new cases reported by the health unit today

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 102 new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths in its latest update released on November 8.

The new cases reported in the region today are as follows:

  • Wasaga Beach (4): One person between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old and two people between 65 and 79 years old. One case is listed as acquired in the community (no known link) and three cases are still under investigation.
  • Clear view (1): A young person under the age of 18 whose case is still under investigation.
  • Barrie (59): Nine young people under 18, 24 people between 18 and 34 years old, nine people between 35 and 44 years old, 12 people between 45 and 64 years old and five people between 65 and 79 years old. Ten cases are linked to an outbreak, four cases are linked to close contact transmission, three cases are listed as community acquired (no known link) and the remainder are still under investigation.
  • Spring water (3): One young person under 18 and two people between 18 and 34 years old. All three cases are still under investigation.
  • Innisfil (6): Three young people under 18, one person from 18 to 34 years old and two people from 45 to 64 years old. One case is linked to an outbreak, one is listed as community acquired (no link known), one case is travel-related, and three cases are still under investigation.
  • West Bradford Gwillimbury (6): Four people between 18 and 34 years old, and two people between 45 and 64 years old. Two cases are linked to close contact transmission, two are listed as acquired in the community and two are still under investigation.
  • Orillia (3): One young person under 18 and two people between 18 and 34 years old. One case is listed as community acquired (no known link) and the other two cases are still under investigation.
  • Oro-Medonte (3): One young person under 18 and two people between 45 and 64 years old. One case is listed as community-based (no link known), one is related to close contact and the other is still under investigation.
  • Severn (3): A young person under the age of 18, a person aged 45 to 64 and a person aged 65 to 79. One case is under investigation, another is linked to an epidemic and another is linked to close contact transmission.
  • Penetanguishene (2): A person between 18 and 34 years old and a person between 65 and 79 years old. One case is listed as taken for granted in the community and was confirmed on August 19, but had not been reported previously. The second case, confirmed on November 6, is still under investigation.
  • Essa (3): One person between 18 and 34 years old, two people between 45 and 63 years old. Two cases are still under investigation and one case is listed as community acquis (no known link).
  • New Tecumseth (6): Two people aged 18 to 34, two people aged 45 to 64, one person aged 65 to 79 and one person over 79 years old. One case is linked to close contact transmission, and the other five are still under investigation.
  • Muskoka District (3): Two people from Huntsville and one from Bracebridge.

Among the new cases reported today are 70 unvaccinated, eight partially vaccinated and 24 fully vaccinated.

There are currently 328 active cases in the region.

Twenty people in Simcoe County are hospitalized with COVID-19.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 14,305 cases of COVID-19, of which 13,709 have been cured and 268 cases have resulted in death.

About 73 percent of the population living in Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) received both doses of the vaccine and 76 percent received at least one dose of a vaccine.

Active epidemics

Current outbreaks in Simcoe County schools include:

  • Willow Landing Elementary School in Barrie said on Nov. 4, two cases
  • ECC Samuel-de-Champlain public school, Orillia, reported six cases on November 3
  • St. Catherine of Siena Elementary School in Barrie reported nine cases on November 1
  • Barrie’s Assikinack Public School on Oct. 22 reported 16 cases
  • Holy Cross Public School in Innisfil on Oct. 15 reported 29 cases

Other ongoing outbreaks reported in Simcoe County include:

  • Mapleview Community Church, Barrie, said Nov. 4, 12 cases
  • Unnamed daycare, declared on November 4, three cases
  • Unnamed Fitness and Recreation Center reported Nov 2, two cases
  • Unnamed refuge, declared on November 1, 18 cases
  • A second unnamed shelter, said on November 8, two cases.
  • The Royal Victoria Regional Health Center (HRV) in Barrie in the transitional care unit said Oct. 29: 11 patient cases associated with the outbreak, plus less than five staff cases.
  • The Mill Creek Care Center in Barrie on Oct. 15 reported fewer than five resident cases and fewer than five staff cases.
  • North Central Correctional Center, Penetanguishene, declared 16 local cases on Oct. 18

Breakdown by municipality

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 November 8.

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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 225 223 2 17 october 1,898 74.7%
Barrie 4 782 4,489 124 8 November 7 3 117 83.9%
Bradford Task Force 2,280 2,218 39 November 7 5 223 83.6%
Open view 155 146 5 November 6 1,031 82.5%
Collingwood 288 278 3 1 October 31 1 167 88.2%
Try 574 557 5 3 November 6 2 381 72.8%
Innisfil 1,405 1,362 21 3 November 7 3,408 82.2%
Midland 219 213 6 September 26 1,191 86.1%
New Tecumseth 1,682 1643 18 1 November 6 3 973 78.4%
Orillia 394 370 9 November 7 1,165 88.4%
Oro-Medonte 267 251 6 1 November 7 1,145 82.8%
Penetanguishene 234 217 8 November 6 2 428 90%
Ramara 133 129 1 November 2 1,272 84.9%
Severn 96 88 3 1 November 7 640 83.9%
Spring water 339 327 2 November 7 1,582 89.9%
Tay 134 129 3 November 3 1,195 85.9%
Tiny 152 150 2 October 27 1,133 78.5%
Wasaga Beach 323 311 5 2 November 6 1,363 85%

~ 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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