27 new COVID cases reported in Simcoe-Muskoka today

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 in its latest update (August 31).

The new cases include 21 unvaccinated people, two partially vaccinated people and four fully vaccinated people.

New cases reported today include:

  • Collingwood (2): A person between 18 and 34 years old and a person between 45 and 64 years old. The two cases are still under investigation.
  • Spring water (1): A person between the ages of 18 and 34 whose source of transmission of the case is still under investigation.
  • Barry (14): Six young people under 18, four people between 18 and 34 years old, two people between 35 and 44 years old and two people between 45 and 64 years old. Five cases are listed as acquired in the community (no known link) and one case is linked to close contact transmission. The remaining cases are still under investigation.
  • Innisfil (4): Three people between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 65 and 79 years old. All four cases are still under investigation.
  • Severn (1): A person between the ages of 18 and 34 whose case is still under investigation.
  • Lowercase (1): A person between the ages of 18 and 34 whose case is still under investigation.
  • Essa (1): A person enters. 18 and 34 years old whose case is listed as community acquis (no known link).
  • Muskoka District (3): A youth under 18 from Bracebridge, and a. a youth and a person between 45 and 64 years old from Huntsville.

There are currently 181 active cases in the region.

Eleven people in Simcoe County are hospitalized with COVID-19, with four new hospitalizations reported since yesterday.

The health unit confirmed that 5,403 of the region’s cases were variant strains. There are 118 still active laboratory-confirmed variant cases.

The breakdown of case variants includes:

  • 4009 alpha cases,
  • 168 gamma cases,
  • 34 beta cases,
  • 531 delta case,
  • and 661 cases have tested positive and are awaiting further testing.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,809 cases of COVID-19, of which 12,355 have been cured and 256 cases have resulted in death.

According to the health unit, 74 percent of the population aged 12 and over living in Simcoe-Muskoka received both doses of the vaccine and seven percent received their first dose of the vaccine.

About 28 percent of the total population of Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) is not vaccinated and 65 percent 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 August 31.

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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 212 209 2 22 august 1789 59.2%
Barrie 4,275 4,098 121 4 August 30 2,787 73.5%
Bradford Task Force 2,133 2,078 38 1 August 28 4 886 71.3%
Open view 141 135 5 August 27 938 67.9%
Collingwood 246 238 3 August 30 989 84%
Try 503 486 4 August 28 2,087 75.2%
Innisfil 1,271 1228 18 August 30 3,083 67.5%
Midland 205 199 6 Aug 13 1120 78.5%
New Tecumseth 1,541 1495 18 4 August 29 3,640 70.6%
Orillia 336 318 8 August 29 994 80.9%
Oro-Medonte 226 219 5 August 27 969 86.2%
Penetanguishene 203 194 8 25 august 2 106 81.5%
Ramara 113 110 1 August 29 1,081 63.6%
Severn 90 85 3 August 30 600 58.7%
Spring water 296 292 2 August 30 1,381 81.6%
Tay 120 117 2 26 august 1,070 80.4%
Tiny 136 133 2 August 30 1,013 70.2%
Wasaga Beach 280 267 5 2 August 29 1,181 76.9%

* 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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