14 Barrie residents among 45 new COVID cases in Simcoe-Muskoka since Friday

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One local case listed as acquired in the community, one is linked to close contact and 12 cases are still under investigation; Health unit also reports death of woman from Tay township

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 and one death since Friday.

A woman from Tay Township aged 45 to 64 died on September 22 after contracting COVID-19.

The new cases include 27 unvaccinated people, three partially vaccinated people and 15 fully vaccinated people.

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

  • Collingwood (1): A person aged 18 to 34 whose case is linked to the outbreak, although it is not clear whether the outbreak is in or outside the Simcoe-Muskoka region.
  • Wasaga Beach (1): A person between the ages of 18 and 34 whose case is still under investigation.
  • Barry (14): One young person under 18, five people aged 18 to 34, five people 35 to 44, two people 45 to 64 and one person 65 to 79. One case is listed as community acquired (no known link), another is related to close contact and 12 cases are still under investigation.
  • Innisfil (3): One person under the age of 18, one person between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is listed as community acquis and the other two cases are still under investigation.
  • Bradford (8): Two young people under 18, three people from 18 to 34 years old and three people from 45 to 64 years old. One case is related to close contact and the rest are under investigation.
  • Ramara (3): One person between 45 and 64 years old, and two people between 65 and 79 years old. All three cases are still under investigation.
  • Midland (1): A person between the ages of 65 and 79 whose case is still under investigation.
  • Tay (2): Two people between 45 and 64 years old. One case is listed as community-based (no known link) and another is linked to close contact transmission.
  • Lowercase (1): A person between 45 and 64 years old whose case is still under investigation.
  • Essa (1): A person between the ages of 18 and 34 whose case is linked to close contact transmission.
  • New Tecusmeth (7): Two young people under 17 years old, two people between 18 and 34 years old and two people between 35 and 44 years old. Four cases are linked to close contact transmission and three are still under investigation.
  • Muskoka District (3): One case in Bracebridge and two in Gravenhurst.

There are currently 176 active cases in the region.

Eight people in Simcoe County 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 13,462 cases of COVID-19, of which 13,026 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.

Approximately 26% of the total population of Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) is not vaccinated and 68.6% is fully vaccinated.

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 27.

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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 4,439 4,256 124 2 September 26 2,894 78.4%
Bradford Task Force 2 202 2 139 38 1 September 26 5,044 75.8%
Open view 144 139 5 September 16 958 71.9%
Collingwood 267 259 3 September 24 1,082 87.2%
Try 547 533 4 2 September 24 2 269 80.8%
Innisfil 1318 1,289 18 September 25 3 197 72%
Midland 218 208 6 September 26 1,191 82.1%
New Tecumseth 1,617 1,583 18 1 September 26 3,819 75%
Orillia 355 344 8 September 20 1,050 85.4%
Oro-Medonte 245 239 5 September 23 1,050 90%
Penetanguishene 207 199 8 September 14 2 148 85%
Ramara 125 120 1 September 25 1,196 66.2%
Severn 91 88 3 September 3 607 61.3%
Spring water 310 305 2 September 21 1,446 85.8%
Tay 131 125 3 September 24 1 168 84.9%
Tiny 143 137 2 September 24 1,065 73%
Wasaga Beach 306 295 5 2 September 21 1,287 80.2%

~ 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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