12 new COVID cases reported in Simcoe-Muskoka on Tuesday

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 in its latest report released on September 28.

The new cases include nine unvaccinated people, two partially vaccinated people and one fully vaccinated person.

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

  • Wasaga Beach (1): A young person under the age of 18 whose case is linked to close contact transmission.
  • Barrie (5): Two people between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old, one person between 45 and 64 years old and one person between 65 and 79 years old. Two cases are linked to close contact transmission, one is linked to travel and two cases are still under investigation.
  • Innisfil (1): A young person under the age of 18 whose case is still under investigation.
  • Essa (1): A young person under the age of 18 whose case is still under investigation.
  • New Tecusmeth (3): One young person under 18 and two people between 18 and 34 years old. Two cases are linked to transmission by close contact, and one is listed as community acquired (no known link)
  • Muskoka District (1): A case in Muskoka Lakes.

There are currently 137 active cases in the region.

Ten people from Simcoe County and one from Muskoka District are hospitalized with COVID-19, which includes three new hospitalizations since yesterday’s report.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 13,471 cases of COVID-19, of which 13,074 have been cured and 260 cases have resulted in one death.

According to the health unit, 79 percent of the population aged 12 and over living in Simcoe-Muskoka received both doses of the vaccine and 85 percent received at least one dose of a vaccine.

About 26 percent of the total population of Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) are unvaccinated and 68.6 percent are fully immunized.

There are four school hostels in the area, with no additional hostels since yesterday’s report.

There is an active outbreak at Monsignor Clair Public School in Barrie. There are three confirmed cases linked to the school and the outbreak was declared on September 22. Two classrooms are closed, but the school remains open.

On September 20, the health unit declared an outbreak at WH Day Public School in Bradford where there are three cases. One class is closed.

On September 17, the health unit declared an outbreak at Alliston Union Public School, there are four cases there. One class is closed.

On September 15, the health unit declared an outbreak at Fieldcrest Primary School in Bradford, there are two cases there. One class is closed.

Schools are still open, but the affected cohort (s) have been ordered to self-isolate.

School health unit declares an outbreak when there is evidence of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 at school.

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. More 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 28.

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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 220 218 2 September 14 1,856 62.5%
Barrie 4,443 4 265 124 3 September 27 2,894 78.6%
Bradford Task Force 2,200 2 147 38 1 September 26 5,040 75.9%
Open view 144 139 5 September 16 958 72%
Collingwood 267 261 3 September 24 1,082 87.3%
Try 548 536 4 2 September 27 2 273 81%
Innisfil 1319 1,291 18 1 September 27 3 199 72.2%
Midland 218 209 6 September 26 1,191 82.4%
New Tecumseth 1,620 1,590 18 1 September 27 3 826 75.3%
Orillia 355 346 8 September 20 1,050 85.6%
Oro-Medonte 245 239 5 September 23 1,050 90.1%
Penetanguishene 207 199 8 September 14 2 148 85.4%
Ramara 125 121 1 September 25 1,196 66.3%
Severn 91 88 3 September 3 607 61.5%
Spring water 310 306 2 September 21 1,446 85.9%
Tay 132 126 3 September 24 1 168 85.2%
Tiny 143 138 2 September 24 1,065 73.2%
Wasaga Beach 306 295 5 2 September 26 1,287 80.3%

~ 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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