16 Barrie residents among 40 new COVID cases in Simcoe-Muskoka over the weekend

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New cases include 26 unvaccinated, two partially vaccinated and 12 fully vaccinated

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 40 new cases of COVID-19 since its last report on Friday

Among the new cases reported on October 4 are 26 unvaccinated, two partially vaccinated and 12 fully vaccinated.

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

  • Collingwood (1): A person between 35 and 44 years of age whose transmission of the case is still under investigation.
  • Wasaga Beach (2): A young person under the age of 18 and a person between the ages of 18 and 34. The two cases are still under investigation.
  • Barrie (16): Five young people under 18, seven people between 18 and 34 years old, two people between 35 and 44 years old and two people between. 45 and 64 years old. One case is listed as community acquis (no known link) and the other cases are still under investigation.
  • Innisfil (5): Two people between 18 and 34 years old, one person enters. 35 and 44 years old, and two people between 45 and 64 years old. All five cases are still under investigation.
  • Bradford (9): Nine young people under the age of 18. One case is related to close contact and the others are still under investigation.
  • Oro-Medonte (1): A person over the age of 79 whose case is still under investigation.
  • New Tecumseth (5): Two young people under 18, one 35 to 44, one 45 to 64 and one 65 to 79. One case is listed as community acquired (no known link), two cases are related to close contact transmission, and the remainder are still under investigation.
  • Muskoka District (1): Someone from Bracebridge.

There are currently 151 active cases in the region.

Seven people from Simcoe County and one from Muskoka District are hospitalized with COVID-19.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 13,564 cases of COVID-19, of which 13,152 have been cured and 261 cases have resulted in death.

According to the health unit, 80 percent of the population aged 12 and over living in Simcoe-Muskoka received both doses of the vaccine and 86 percent received at least one dose of a vaccine.

About 25 percent of the total population of Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) is not vaccinated and 68.6 percent is fully vaccinated.

There are three outbreaks in schools in the area, with a new outbreak reported today.

The latest outbreak was at St. Ann Catholic School in Penetanguishene, which was declared on October 1 with four cases reported by the health unit.

The health unit declared an outbreak at WC Little Elementary School in Barrie on September 28. There are two cases related to the school. At least one class is closed, but the school remains open.

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.

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 October 4.

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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 63.5%
Barrie 4,476 4,291 124 3 October 3 2 918 79.7%
Bradford Task Force 2,220 2 156 38 1 October 3 5,085 77%
Open view 144 139 5 September 16 958 72.8%
Collingwood 270 264 3 October 2 1,094 88.2%
Try 549 540 4 2 September 28 2 278 82%
Innisfil 1325 1,295 19 October 3 3 214 73.1%
Midland 218 212 6 September 26 1,191 83.2%
New Tecumseth 1,637 1,602 18 October 3 3,866 76.3%
Orillia 355 347 8 September 20 1,050 86.5%
Oro-Medonte 246 240 5 September 29 1,055 90.9%
Penetanguishene 211 199 8 September 30 2 189 86.2%
Ramara 125 124 1 September 25 1,196 66.9%
Severn 91 88 3 September 3 607 62%
Spring water 311 308 2 September 29 1,451 86.9%
Tay 132 126 3 September 24 1 168 86%
Tiny 144 138 2 September 24 1,065 73.9%
Wasaga Beach 308 298 5 1 October 3 1,299 81.3%

~ 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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