40 New COVID Cases Reported in Simcoe-Muskoka Area Thursday

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 40 new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths in its latest update released on November 4.

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

  • Wasaga Beach (2): A person between 18 and 34 years old, and a person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is listed as community acquis (no known link) and another is still under investigation.
  • Clear view (1): A person between 35 and 44 years old whose case is listed as community acquired (no known link).
  • Barrie (21): Less than five young people. 18 years old, six people between 18 and 34 years old, two people between 35 and 44 years old, six people between 45 and 64 years old and two people between 65 and 79 years old. Four cases are linked to close contact transmission, six cases are linked to an epidemic, six cases are listed as community acquired (no link known) and five cases are still under investigation.
  • Spring water (1): A person between the ages of 18 and 34 whose case is linked to close contact transmission.
  • West Bradford Gwillimbury (3): Two people enter. 35 and 44 years old and a person between 45 and 64 years old. Two cases are still under investigation and one is listed as community acquired (no known link).
  • Orillia (2): Two young people under the age of 18. One case is linked to an epidemic and another is linked to close contact transmission.
  • Oro-Medonte (4): Three young people under 18 and one person between 18 and 34 years old. Two cases are linked to an outbreak, one is linked to close contact transmission and one is still under investigation.
  • Lowercase (1): A person between 35 and 44 years old whose case is linked to close contact.
  • Tay (1): A person between 45 and 64 years old whose case is linked to close contact.
  • Essa (1): A person between the ages of 18 and 34 whose case is linked to an epidemic.
  • New Tecumseth (1): A person between 45 and 64 years old whose case is listed as community (no known link).
  • Muskoka District (1): Someone from Huntsville.
  • A case is listed with location information still pending.

Among the new cases reported today are 26 unvaccinated, two partially vaccinated and 12 fully vaccinated.

The health unit has reported five COVID-related deaths in the past two weeks, including four people fully vaccinated.

There are currently 193 active cases in the region.

Twenty-one 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 14,151 cases of COVID-19, of which 13,655 have been cured and 267 cases have resulted in death.

About 73 percent of the population living in Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) received both doses of the vaccine and 76 percent received at least one dose of a vaccine.

Active epidemics

There is an active outbreak of COVID-19 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Center (HRV) in Barrie in the transitional care unit. The health unit has reported 11 patient cases associated with the outbreak, as well as less than five staff cases.

Current outbreaks in Simcoe County schools include:

  • St. Catherine of Siena Elementary School in Barrie reported seven cases on November 1
  • Portage View Elementary School, Barrie, on Oct. 22 said two cases
  • Assikinack Public School, Barrie, on Oct. 22 reported 15 cases
  • Holy Cross Public School, Innisfil, on Oct. 15 reported 27 cases

Active outbreaks are still ongoing at the Central North Correctional Center in Penetanguishene (16 local cases) and at the Mill Creek Care Center in Barrie (less than five cases for staff and less than five cases for residents).

There is also an outbreak at a sports and recreation center in Simcoe County, declared on November 2, with two cases associated with the outbreak. An outbreak was declared on November 1 at an unnamed Simcoe County shelter with nine cases reported.

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 November 4.

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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 225 223 2 October 17 1,898 74.2%
Barrie 4,691 4,469 124 8 November 3 3,058 83.6%
Bradford Task Force 2 269 2 212 39 November 3 5,198 83.3%
Open view 154 145 5 November 2 1,024 82.2%
Collingwood 288 278 3 2 October 31 1 167 87.9%
Try 571 556 5 3 November 2 2 365 72.5%
Innisfil 1394 1,356 21 3 November 2 3 381 81.8%
Midland 219 213 6 September 26 1,191 85.9%
New Tecumseth 1,671 1641 18 1 November 2 3 947 78%
Orillia 390 362 9 November 3 1,154 88.1%
Oro-Medonte 264 251 6 1 November 3 1,132 82.5%
Penetanguishene 231 217 8 October 31 2397 89.8%
Ramara 133 129 1 November 2 1,272 84.7%
Severn 93 88 3 1 November, 1st 620 83.7%
Spring water 336 323 2 November 3 1,568 89.6%
Tay 134 129 3 November 3 1,195 85.7%
Tiny 153 149 2 November 3 1140 78.3%
Wasaga Beach 319 310 5 2 November 3 1,346 84.7%

~ 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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