18 new cases of COVID in Simcoe-Muskoka today

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There are no new cases in Collingwood, Wasaga or Clearview included in today’s update

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 in its latest update released on September 14.

The new cases include 15 unvaccinated people, one partially vaccinated and two fully vaccinated people.

The new cases reported today are as follows:

  • Spring water (2): A person between 18 and 34 years old and a person between 35 and 44 years old. One case is listed as community acquis (no known link) and the other is still under investigation.
  • Barrie (6): One young person under 18, three people between 18 and 34 years old, one person 35 to 44 years old and one person 45 to 64 years old. Three cases are linked to close contact transmission and three are still under investigation.
  • Innisfil (1): A young person under the age of 18 whose case is linked to close contact.
  • Bradford (2): A young person under the age of 18 and a person between the ages of 18 and 34. Both cases are still under investigation.
  • Oro-Medonte (1): A young person under the age of 18 whose transmission of the case is still under investigation.
  • Essa (2): A young person under the age of 18 and a person between the ages of 18 and 34. Both cases are linked to close contact transmission.
  • New Tecumseth (3): Three young people under the age of 18. Two cases are linked to close contact transmission and one is linked to an epidemic.
  • Adjala-Tosorontio (1): A person between 35 and 44 years old whose case is listed as community (no known link).

There are currently 249 active cases in the region.

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

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 13,219 cases of COVID-19, of which 12,714 have been cured and 256 cases have resulted in death.

The health unit confirmed that 5,770 of the area’s cases were variant strains. There are 208 laboratory-confirmed variant cases still active.

The breakdown of case variants includes:

4,007 alpha cases,
168 gamma cases,
34 beta cases,
900 delta boxes,
and 661 cases have tested positive and are awaiting further testing.

According to the health unit, 76.4% of the population aged 12 and over living in Simcoe-Muskoka received both doses of the vaccine and 83.2% received at least one dose of a vaccine.

Approximately 26.8% of the total population of Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) is not vaccinated and 67.2% is fully vaccinated.

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 14.

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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 217 212 2 September 13 1,831 60.8%
Barrie 4.369 4,184 121 3 September 13 2 848 76%
Bradford Task Force 2 167 2 104 38 1 September 13 4,964 73.4%
Open view 143 137 5 September 7 951 70.1%
Collingwood 258 249 3 September 11th 1,046 85.6%
Try 537 507 4 1 September 13 2228 77.9%
Innisfil 1,304 1,268 18 2 September 11th 3 163 69.8%
Midland 210 199 6 September 11th 1,147 80.3%
New Tecumseth 1,585 1,533 18 3 September 12 3,744 72.9%
Orillia 351 333 8 September 11th 1,038 83%
Oro-Medonte 242 227 5 September 13 1,037 88.1%
Penetanguishene 206 196 8 September 10 2 138 83.3%
Ramara 118 113 1 September 11th 1,129 64.7%
Severn 92 87 3 September 10 613 59.9%
Spring water 307 297 2 September 13 1,432 83.8%
Tay 126 121 2 September 9 1,123 82.7%
Tiny 139 134 2 September 12 1,036 71.6%
Wasaga Beach 297 283 5 2 September 10 1,253 78.7%

~ 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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