The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 35 new cases of COVID-19 in its latest update released on September 8
The new cases include 22 unvaccinated people, six partially vaccinated people and seven fully vaccinated people.
The new cases reported today are as follows:
- Clear view (2): A person between 35 and 44 years old and a person between 45 and 64 years old. Both cases are linked to close contact.
- Wasaga Beach (2): A young person under the age of 18 and a person between the ages of 45 and 64. The young person’s case is linked to an epidemic and the other case is listed as acquired in the community (no known link).
- Barrie (8): One young person under 18, six people between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 35 and 44 years old. One case is travel-related, two cases are listed as community acquired (no link known), one is related to close contact transmission, and the others are still under investigation.
- Innisfil (1): A person between 35 and 44 years old whose case is still under investigation.
- Bradford (1): A person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is listed as community (no known link).
- Oro-Medonte (2): A person between 18 and 34 years old and a person between 45 and 64 years old. Both cases are still under investigation.
- Midland (3): Two people between 65 and 79 years old and one person over 79 years old. Two cases relate to close contact and one is still under investigation.
- Tay (1): A person between the ages of 65 and 79 whose case is linked to close contact transmission.
- Essa (7): One young person under 18, three people between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old and two people between 45 and 64 years old. The seven cases are still under investigation.
- New Tecumseth (6): Three young people under 18, two people from 18 to 34 years old and one person from 45 to 64 years old. One case is listed as community acquis (no known link), and the others are still under investigation.
- Muskoka District (2): Two people from Huntsville.
There are currently 245 active cases in the region.
Fourteen people from Simcoe County and one from Muskoka District are hospitalized with COVID-19, with four new hospitalizations reported since Friday.
Eight of those hospitalized are in intensive care. People in hospital are aged between 10 and 70 years old. A person is fully immune and hospitalized, but not in intensive care.
Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 13,063 cases of COVID-19, of which 12,562 have been cured and 256 cases have resulted in death.
There are six active outbreaks in the area, including one at a Simcoe County day care center (2 cases), a retail workplace in Simcoe County (1 case), a construction site in Muskoka (4 case), another workplace in Muskoka (case unknown), a recreational camp in Muskoka (2 cases) and a fitness / sport center in Simcoe (3 cases).
The health unit confirmed that 5,587 of the area’s cases were variant strains. There are 167 still active laboratory-confirmed variant cases.
The breakdown of case variants includes:
4008 alpha cases,
168 gamma cases,
34 beta cases,
716 delta cases,
and 661 cases have tested positive and are awaiting further testing.
According to the health unit, 76 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.
Approximately 27% of the total population of Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) is not vaccinated and 66% 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 8.
|Municipality||Total number of cases **||Recoveries||Deaths||To the hospital||Last reported case||Cumulative incidence rate *||% of 12+ pop. with two doses of vaccine|
|Barrie||4.329||4.142||121||4||September 7||2 822||75%|
|Bradford Task Force||2 150||2,095||38||1||September 7||4,925||72.8%|
|Open view||144||137||5||September 7||958||69.2%|
|Try||523||499||4||1||September 7||2 170||76.9%|
|Innisfil||1,291||1250||18||2||September 7||3 131||68.9%|
|Midland||208||199||6||September 7||1 120||79.4%|
|New Tecumseth||1,567||1,520||18||4||September 7||3,687||71.9%|
|Penetanguishene||204||195||8||September 2||2 117||82.7%|
|Spring water||303||294||2||September 5||1,414||83%|
|Wasaga Beach||293||274||5||2||September 6||1 236||78.1%|
~ 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