36 new cases of COVID in the region on Friday, two in Collingwood

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 36 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday.

Among the new cases reported on October 8 are 17 unvaccinated people, three partially vaccinated people and 16 fully vaccinated people.

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

  • Collingwood (2): A person between 18 and 34 years old and a person between 35 and 44 years old. Both cases are still under investigation.
  • Clear view (1): A person between 35 and 44 years old whose case is still under investigation.
  • Wasaga Beach (1): A person between 45 and 64 years of age whose transmission of the case is still under investigation.
  • Barrie (9): Three young people under 18, one person 18 to 34, one 35 to 44, one 45 to 64, two 65 to 79, and one over 79. One case of transmission is travel-related, three is close contact transmission, and one case is community-acquired (no known link). Four cases are still under investigation.
  • Innisfil (3): A young person under the age of 18, a person between 18 and 34 years old and a person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is linked to close contact, one case is listed as acquired in the community and another is still under investigation.
  • Bradford (3): Two young people under 18 and one person between 18 and 34 years old. The youth cases are linked to one outbreak and the other case is still under investigation.
  • Orillia (3): Three young people under the age of 18 whose cases are linked to an outbreak.
  • Essa (2): A person between 18 and 34 years old and a person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is linked to close contacts and the other is still under investigation.
  • New Tecumseth (7): One person between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old, four people between 45 and 64 years old and one person between 65 and 79 years old. Three cases are linked to close contacts and the others are still under investigation.
  • Muskoka District (5): Three cases in Bracebridge, one case in Huntsville and one case in Gravenhurst.

There are currently 154 active cases in the region.

Nine people from Simcoe County and one from Muskoka District are hospitalized with COVID-19. There have been three new hospitalizations since yesterday’s report.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 13,650 cases of COVID-19, of which 13,235 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.

School outbreaks

There are four school outbreaks in the area.

An outbreak at Orchard Park Elementary School in Orillia was declared on October 5 and now involves seven cases of COVID (up from four reported yesterday). The school board reported that two classrooms were closed.

St. Marie of the Incarnation Catholic School in Bradford is in epidemic with 18 cases linked to the outbreak, which was declared on October 1. This is an increase of three cases since yesterday’s report. Yesterday, seven classrooms were closed.

An outbreak at St. Ann Catholic School in Penetanguishene was declared on October 1 with four cases reported by the health unit. Two classrooms are closed.

The health unit declared an outbreak at WC Little Elementary School in Barrie on September 28. There are now four cases related to the outbreak at the school. One class is closed.

No cases were added to the outbreaks in St. Ann’s or WC Little in today’s update.

The health unit declares an outbreak at school 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. More appointments are added regularly for clinics in the region.

Breakdown by municipality

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 8.

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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 64%
Barrie 4,501 4.324 124 4 October 7 2 934 80.4%
Bradford Task Force 2 232 2 170 38 1 October 7 5,113 77.6%
Open view 145 139 5 October 7 965 73.4%
Collingwood 273 266 3 October 7 1 107 88.9%
Try 555 543 4 3 October 7 2 302 82.6%
Innisfil 1330 1,303 19 October 6 3 226 73.7%
Midland 218 212 6 September 26 1,191 83.9%
New Tecumseth 1649 1,609 18 October 7 3 895 76.9%
Orillia 362 347 8 October 7 1,071 87.1%
Oro-Medonte 247 241 5 October 5 1,059 91.4%
Penetanguishene 211 201 8 September 30 2 189 86.7%
Ramara 127 124 1 September 25 1,196 67.3%
Severn 92 88 3 October 5 613 62.4%
Spring water 312 308 2 October 2 1,456 87.6%
Tay 132 129 3 September 24 1,177 86.6%
Tiny 144 141 2 September 30 1,073 74.5%
Wasaga Beach 309 300 5 1 October 7 1,303 81.9%

~ 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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