36 new cases of COVID in Simcoe-Muskoka Thursday

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 36 new cases of COVID-19 in its latest update released on September 9.

The new cases include 25 unvaccinated people, four partially vaccinated people and seven fully vaccinated people.

The new cases reported today are as follows:

  • Wasaga Beach (2): A person between 18 and 34 years old and a person between 35 and 44 years old. One case is linked to close contact.
  • Barrie (15): Four young people under 18, six people between 18 and 34 years old, three people between 35 and 44 years old and two people between 45 and 64 years old. Seven cases are linked to close contact transmission, three cases are listed as community acquired (no link known) and the remainder are still under investigation.
  • Innisfil (1): A person between the ages of 65 and 79 whose case is still under investigation.
  • Bradford (6): Two young people under 18, three people from 18 to 34 years old and one person from 35 to 44 years old. Four cases are linked to close contact transmission, one is linked to an epidemic and the other is still under investigation.
  • Oro-Medonte (2): A person between 18 and 34 years old and a person between 35 and 44 years old. The two cases are still under investigation.
  • Tay (1): A person between the ages of 65 and 79 whose case is linked to close contact transmission.
  • Essa (2): Two young people under the age of 18. One case is linked to close contacts and the other is still under investigation.
  • New Tecumseth (3): One young person under 18 and two people between 18 and 34 years old. One case is listed as community acquis (no known link) and the other two cases are still under investigation.
  • Muskoka District (4): Two people from Muskoka Lakes and two people from Huntsville.

There are currently 266 active cases in the region.

Thirteen 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 13,096 cases of COVID-19, of which 12,574 have been cured and 256 cases have resulted in death.

There are five 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), and a fitness / sport center in Simcoe (3 cases).

The health unit confirmed that 5,639 of the area’s cases were variant strains. There are 204 still active laboratory-confirmed variant cases. This is an increase of 55 confirmed variant cases (all delta cases) since yesterday.

The breakdown of case variants includes:

4008 alpha cases,
168 gamma cases,
34 beta cases,
768 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 67% 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. 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 September 9.

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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 214 210 2 September 2 1,806 60.4%
Barrie 4.342 4,147 121 3 September 8 2,830 75.2%
Bradford Task Force 2 155 2,096 38 1 September 8 4 937 72.9%
Open view 143 137 5 September 7 951 69.3%
Collingwood 254 245 3 September 7 1,030 84.9%
Try 528 500 4 1 September 8 2 190 77.2%
Innisfil 1,292 1,250 18 2 September 8 3 134 69.1%
Midland 208 199 6 September 7 1,136 79.6%
New Tecumseth 1,569 1,521 18 4 September 8 3,706 72.2%
Orillia 344 325 8 September 6 1,018 82.2%
Oro-Medonte 236 222 5 September 8 1,012 87.5%
Penetanguishene 204 195 8 September 2 2 117 82.9%
Ramara 114 112 1 August 29 1,090 64.3%
Severn 91 86 3 September 3 607 59.4%
Spring water 303 295 2 September 5 1,414 83.2%
Tay 124 117 2 September 8 1 106 82%
Tiny 137 133 2 September 4 1,028 71.1%
Wasaga Beach 294 274 5 2 September 8 1,240 78.3%

~ 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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