19 new COVID cases reported in Simcoe-Muskoka on Wednesday

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday.

Among the new cases reported on October 6 are 15 unvaccinated people and four fully vaccinated people.

There is a new outbreak at a school in Simcoe County, this one at Orchard Park Elementary School in Orillia. There are three cases linked to the outbreak, which was declared yesterday (October 5).

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

  • Wasaga Beach (1): A person between the ages of 65 and 79 whose transmission is still under investigation.
  • Barrie (6): Two young people under 18, two people from 18 to 34 years old and two people from 45 to 64 years old. Four cases are linked to close contact transmission, one is linked to an epidemic and one is still under investigation.
  • Innisfil (1): A person between 35 and 44 years old whose case is listed as community (no known link).
  • Bradford (1): A young person under the age of 18 whose transmission of the case is still under investigation.
  • Orillia (2): Two young people under the age of 18. Both cases are linked to an epidemic.
  • Ramara (2): A young person under the age of 18 and a person between the ages of 45 and 64. One case is related to close contact transmission and another is travel related.
  • Severn (1): A person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is listed as community (no known link).
  • Essa (1): A person between 45 and 64 years old whose case is listed as community (no known link).
  • New Tecumseth (3): A young person under the age of 18, a person between 35 and 44 and a person between 45 and 64. All three cases are still under investigation.
  • Adjala-Tosorontio (1): A person between 65 and 79 years of age whose case is related to travel.

There are currently 131 active cases in the region.

Five 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 13,595 cases of COVID-19, of which 13,203 have been cured and 261 cases have resulted in death.

According to the health unit, 80 percent of the population aged 12 and older living in Simcoe-Muskoka received both doses of the vaccine and 85.3 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 70.1 percent is fully vaccinated.

There are four hostels in the area, with the last one declared in Orchard Park. There have been a total of eight outbreaks in Simcoe County schools since the start of September, all of which are elementary schools.

Orchard Park Elementary School in Orillia has three cases linked to the outbreak.

St. Marie of the Incarnation Catholic School in Bradford is in epidemic with 12 cases linked to the outbreak, which was declared on October 1

An outbreak at St. Ann’s Catholic School in Penetanguishene 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 now four school-related cases.

An outbreak declared at Monsignor Clair Public School in Barrie on September 22 is now over.

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. Other 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 6.

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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 221 218 2 October 5 1,865 63.7%
Barrie 4,487 4 311 124 1 October 5 2 925 80.1%
Bradford Task Force 2,223 2 164 38 1 October 5 5,092 77.3%
Open view 144 139 5 September 16 958 73.1%
Collingwood 271 264 3 October 4 1,099 88.7%
Try 551 543 4 2 October 5 2 286 82.3%
Innisfil 1,328 1,300 19 October 5 3 221 73.4%
Midland 218 212 6 September 26 1,191 83.6%
New Tecumseth 1,640 1,606 18 October 5 3,873 76.6%
Orillia 358 347 8 October 5 1,059 86.8%
Oro-Medonte 246 241 5 October 4 1,059 91.1%
Penetanguishene 211 199 8 September 30 2 189 86.3%
Ramara 127 124 1 September 25 1,196 67%
Severn 92 88 3 October 5 613 62.2%
Spring water 312 308 2 October 2 1,456 87.2%
Tay 132 129 3 September 24 1,177 86.3%
Tiny 144 141 2 September 30 1,073 74.1%
Wasaga Beach 308 300 5 1 October 5 1,299 81.7%

~ 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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