40 new COVID cases reported in Simcoe-Muskoka on Friday

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There are two new cases in Wasaga Beach and one in Clearview included in today’s report

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 40 new cases of COVID-19 today (August 27).

The new cases include 32 unvaccinated people, five partially vaccinated people and three fully vaccinated people.

New cases reported today include:

  • Wasaga Beach (2): A person between 18 and 34 years old and one between 45 and 64 years old. Both cases are under investigation.
  • Clear view (1): A person between the ages of 18 and 34 whose case is still under investigation.
  • Barrie (8): Two young people under 18, five people from 18 to 34 years old and one person from 65 to 79 years old. One case of transmission is linked to travel and another is linked to an epidemic. The others are still under investigation.
  • Bradford (2): A young person under the age of 18 and a person between the ages of 35 and 44. The two cases are still under investigation.
  • Innisfil (7): Three young people under the age of 18, two people between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. Six cases are linked to close contact transmission and the other case is still under investigation.
  • Orillia (3): Two young people under 18 and one person between 45 and 64 years old. Youth cases are linked to close contact and adult cases are linked to travel.
  • Tay (1): A person between 45 and 64 years old whose case is linked to close contact.
  • Essa (5): One young person under 18, three people between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 35 and 44 years old. One case is linked to close contact, another is linked to an outbreak and another is listed as community acquired (no link known). The other two cases are still under investigation.
  • New Tecumseth (11): Five young people under 18, five people from 18 to 34 years old and one person from 45 to 64 years old. Four cases are linked to close contact transmission, two are listed as community acquired (no link known) and the rest are still under investigation.

There are currently 182 active cases in Simcoe County and none in Muskoka.

Eight people in Simcoe County are hospitalized with COVID-19, no new hospitalizations have been reported since Wednesday.

The health unit confirmed that 5,292 of the area’s cases were variant strains. There are 77 still active laboratory-confirmed variant cases.

According to the health unit, 100% of the new cases reported in the past week were variants of concern and 97% were the delta variant.

The breakdown of case variants includes:

  • 4,007 alpha cases,
  • 167 gamma cases,
  • 34 beta cases,
  • 422 delta cases,
  • and 662 cases have tested positive and are awaiting further testing.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,762 cases of COVID-19, of which 12,324 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 eight percent received their first dose of the vaccine.

About 29 percent of the total population of Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) are unvaccinated and 65 percent are fully immunized.

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 27.

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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 58.7%
Barrie 4,250 4,079 121 2 26 august 2,770 72.8%
Bradford Task Force 2 128 2,071 38 1 26 august 4 875 70.8%
Open view 140 133 5 26 august 931 67.2%
Collingwood 243 238 3 21st of August 985 83.2%
Try 500 484 4 26 august 2,074 74.5%
Innisfil 1,261 1 217 18 26 august 3,058 66.8%
Midland 205 199 6 Aug 13 1120 78.1%
New Tecumseth 1,538 1,485 18 4 26 august 3 633 70.1%
Orillia 333 307 8 26 august 985 80.5%
Oro-Medonte 224 218 5 August 18 960 85.7%
Penetanguishene 203 193 8 25 august 2 106 81.3%
Ramara 111 109 1 August 19 1,062 63.2%
Severn 89 83 3 24 august 593 58.5%
Spring water 294 290 2 25 august 1372 80.9%
Tay 120 115 2 26 august 1,070 80%
Tiny 135 132 2 22 august 1006 69.8%
Wasaga Beach 275 266 5 1 26 august 1 160 76%

* 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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