16 new cases of COVID in Simcoe-Muskoka since Wednesday

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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.

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 July 2.

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
Adj-Tosorontio 207 195 2 1 June 26 1,747 52.1% 22.1%
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%
Collingwood 238 224 3 June 10 965 75,% 39.3%
Try 462 441 4 June 24 1,917 64.4% 25.1%
Innisfil 1214 1,154 18 2 July, 1st 2 944 58.3% 24.4%
Midland 198 184 6 June 4 1,082 69.6% 35.9%
New Tecumseth 1,488 1,417 18 1 July, 1st 3,514 61.2% 27.5%
Orillia 306 281 8 June 24 905 72.1% 35.2%
Oro-Medonte 215 204 5 June 14 922 76.3% 37.2%
Penetanguishene 201 181 8 July, 1st 2,086 73.6% 42.1%
Ramara 108 102 June 27 1,033 57.4% 27%
Severn 82 78 2 1 June 21st 547 52.3% 24.9%
Spring water 281 271 2 23 june 1 311 70.8% 35%
Tay 117 112 2 June 10 1,043 72.1% 32.8%
Tiny 131 122 2 May 26 976 63.4% 34.3%
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

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