The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 since its last update on Wednesday.
The new cases include 13 residents of Simcoe County and three people from the District of Muskoka.
There are 65 active cases in the region.
Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,291 cases of COVID-19, of which 11,553 have been cured and 251 cases have resulted in death.
There are eight people from Simcoe County hospitalized with COVID-19-related illness, and no new hospitalizations have been reported since Wednesday.
The health unit has reported a total of 4,915 cases of variant strains, of which 27 are still active.
It may take several days to confirm a variant strain after a positive COVID-19 test result is reported to the health unit.
Today’s update also includes the following information on the variants of concern:
- 3,992 local cases have tested positive for the worrying COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 (alpha), up four from Wednesday
- 164 cases tested positive for the variant of concern P.1 (gamma), no increase
- 32 cases tested positive for the variant of concern B.1.351 (beta), no increase
- 56 cases have tested positive for the worrying variant B.1.617.2 (delta), four more than on Wednesday
- 671 cases were tested positive (awaiting confirmation tests).
To date, 394,408 Simcoe-Muskoka residents (65.2% of the population) of the region have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination, and 182,520 people (30.2% of the population) have received two doses.
According to the health unit, 37% of the region’s adult population (aged 18 and over) received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 39% received one dose. The remaining 25 percent are not vaccinated.
There are two active foci in the area. The most recent outbreak is at a construction site and was declared on June 25. There is one reported case for the outbreak.
The other outbreak is in a group home in Simcoe County, declared on June 8. There are six cases associated with this outbreak, which is unchanged from last week.
Anyone 12 years of age or older living in the Simcoe-Muskoka area 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.
New cases reported today in Simcoe County and Muskoka District include (transmission of cases is being investigated unless otherwise noted).
- Wasaga Beach (1): A person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is listed as community (no known link).
- Barrie (1): A person between 18 and 34 years old.
- Innisfil (1): A person between 45 and 63 years old.
- Bradford (3): Two people between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old.
- Penetanguishene (5): Two people between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old and two people between 45 and 64 years old. Four cases are linked to an epidemic.
- New Tecumseth (2): A person between 18 and 34 years old and a person between 35 and 44 years old.
- There are three new cases in the Muskoka District, including one person from Bracebridge and two from Huntsville.
|Municipality||Total number of cases **||Recoveries||Deaths||To the hospital||Last reported case||Cumulative incidence rate *||% pop. with a dose of vaccine||% pop. with two doses of vaccine|
|Barrie||4,102||3 827||118||2||July, 1st||2,674||63.3%||27.8%|
|Bradford Task Force||2,075||1,957||38||1||July, 1st||4 753||61%||28.4%|
|Open view||134||124||5||June 29||891||60.2%||25.2%|
|Innisfil||1214||1,154||18||2||July, 1st||2 944||58.3%||24.4%|
|New Tecumseth||1,488||1,417||18||1||July, 1st||3,514||61.2%||27.5%|
|Spring water||281||271||2||23 june||1 311||70.8%||35%|
|Wasaga Beach||261||242||5||June 29||1,101||70.4%||35.3%|
* 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