13 new cases of COVID in Simcoe-Muskoka on Tuesday

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Collingwood resident remains hospitalized with COVID-19, and there is a new case in Wasaga Beach

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 since in its last update

Among the new cases are six unvaccinated, three partially vaccinated and four fully vaccinated.

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

  • Wasaga Beach (1): A person between the ages of 65 and 79 whose case is still under investigation.
  • Spring water (2): Two people between 45 and 64 years old. One case is linked to an outbreak and another is listed as community (no link known).
  • Barrie (4): Three young people under 18 and one person between 35 and 44 years old.
  • Orillia (1): A young person under the age of 18 whose case is listed as community (no known link).
  • Penetanguishene (2): A person between 18 and 34 years old and a person between 35 and 44 years old. Both cases are linked to an epidemic.
  • Essa (1): A person between 35 and 44 years old whose case is linked to an epidemic.
  • New Tecumseth (2): A young person under the age of 18 and a person between the ages of 35 and 44. Both cases are linked to close contact.

There are currently 138 active cases in the region.

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

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 13,928 cases of COVID-19, of which 13,527 have been cured and 263 cases have resulted in death.

According to the health unit, 72.3% of the population living in Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) received both doses of the vaccine and 76% received at least one dose of a vaccine.

The health unit reported that the infection rate in unvaccinated people eligible for a vaccine is 10 times that of a fully vaccinated person. The hospitalization rate is 19 times higher for unvaccinated people than for vaccinated people. These observations are based on data collected between August 22 and October 23.

To learn more about the immunization status of Simcoe-Muskoka cases, 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.

School outbreaks

There are three active outbreaks in schools in Simcoe County.

There are outbreaks at two schools in Barrie, including Portage View Elementary School (two cases) and Assikinack Public School (three cases). The outbreaks were declared on October 21 and 22, respectively.

There are 22 cases associated with an outbreak at Holy Cross Public School in Innisfil, with the outbreak declared on October 15.

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 October 26.

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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 225 221 2 1 October 17 1,898 65.9%
Barrie 4,595 4,427 124 3 25 october 2 995 82.6%
Bradford Task Force 2,250 2,211 38 21st of October 5 154 80%
Open view 151 143 5 24 october 1005 75.2%
Collingwood 282 276 3 1 24 october 1,143 90.9%
Try 559 552 5 23 october 2319 85.4%
Innisfil 1372 1331 19 24 october 3 328 76.1%
Midland 218 212 6 September 26 1,191 85.8%
New Tecumseth 1,661 1,635 18 1 25 october 3 923 79.3%
Orillia 372 360 8 1 25 october 1,097 89.2%
Oro-Medonte 258 248 6 1 October 19 1 106 93.1%
Penetanguishene 228 205 8 24 october 2366 88.5%
Ramara 129 126 1 22 october 1 234 68.8%
Severn 92 88 3 1 October 9 620 63.9%
Spring water 328 315 2 25 october 1,530 89.4%
Tay 132 129 3 September 24 1,177 89.5%
Tiny 151 149 2 October 19 1,125 75.9%
Wasaga Beach 315 306 5 1 25 october 1,329 83.8%

~ 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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