44 new COVID cases reported in Simcoe-Muskoka since Friday

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The number of cases reported in the week of August 8 was 2.5 times higher than those reported in the week of August 1.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 44 new cases of COVID-19 and zero deaths today for the August 13 update.

The health unit reported 98 new cases last week (August 8), which is a 165% increase from the 37 cases reported in the week of August 1.

No COVID-related deaths were reported in Simcoe-Muskoka in August.

New cases reported today include:

  • Wasaga Beach (2): A young person under the age of 18 and a person between the ages of 45 and 64. Both case transmissions are still under investigation.
  • Barry (14): Nine people between 18 and 34 years old, two people between 35 and 44 years old, two people between 45 and 64 years old and one person over 79 years old. Two cases are related to travel, two are listed as community acquired (no link known) and the rest of the sources of transmission are still under investigation.
  • Spring water (2): Two young people under the age of 18 whose cases are linked to close contact with other known cases.
  • Innisfil (5): One person between 18 and 34 years old, three people between 35 and 44 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is linked to close contact transmission, and the other three are still under investigation.
  • Bradford (6): One young person under 18, two people between 18 and 34 years old, two people between 35 and 44 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is linked to an outbreak, another is linked to close contact and another is linked to an outbreak. Three cases are still under investigation.
  • Ramara (1): A person between 35 and 44 years old whose transmission of the case is still under investigation.
  • Oro-Medonte (1): A person between 45 and 64 years old whose case is listed as community (no known link).
  • Midland (1): A young person under the age of 18 whose transmission of the case is still under investigation.
  • Lowercase (1): A person between 35 and 44 years old whose transmission of the case is still under investigation.
  • New Tecumseth (7): One young person under 18, four people between 18 and 34 years old and two people between 35 and 44 years old. Two cases are linked to close contacts, one is listed as acquired in the community and the others are still under investigation.
  • Essa (1): A person between 45 and 64 years old whose case is still under investigation.
  • Muskoka District (3): One new case in Lake of Bays and two in Gravenhurst.

There are currently 123 active cases in the region.

There is an active workplace outbreak with two cases each at a food and beverage service establishment in Simcoe County.

Two people from Simcoe County are hospitalized with COVID-19, which does not include any new hospitalizations since Friday.

The health unit confirmed that 5,175 of the area’s cases were variant strains. There are 88 still active laboratory-confirmed variant cases.

The breakdown of case variants includes:

  • 4000 alpha cases,
  • 168 gamma cases,
  • 34 beta cases,
  • 296 delta cases,
  • and 677 cases have tested positive and are awaiting further testing.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,531 cases of COVID-19, of which 12,153 have been cured and 255 cases have resulted in death.

According to the health unit, 71 percent of the population aged 12 and older living in Simcoe-Muskoka received both doses of the vaccine and nine percent received their first dose of the vaccine. The remaining 20 percent are not vaccinated.

About 30 percent of the total population of Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) are unvaccinated and 62 percent are fully immunized.

Anyone 12 years of age or older living in the Simcoe-Muskoka area 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 August 16.

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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 209 207 2 4th July 1,763 55.8%
Barrie 4,178 4,018 120 1 August 15th 2,723 69.5%
Bradford Task Force 2 105 2,049 38 August 14th 4,822 68.5%
Open view 137 132 5 July 29 911 64.3%
Collingwood 242 239 3 22nd of July 981 80.8%
Try 484 465 4 August 14th 2,008 70.8%
Innisfil 1 231 1,204 18 1 August 15th 2 986 64%
Midland 205 195 6 Aug 13 1 120 74.8%
New Tecumseth 1,501 1,472 18 August 15th 3,545 66.7%
Orillia 309 300 8 August 7 914 77.5%
Oro-Medonte 222 214 5 12 august 952 83%
Penetanguishene 202 192 8 5 August 2,096 78.1%
Ramara 110 107 1 August 15th 1,052 61.1%
Severn 86 81 3 12 august 560 56.6%
Spring water 291 284 2 Aug 13 1,358 78.4%
Tay 117 115 2 June 24 1,043 76.4%
Tiny 134 131 2 August 14th 976 67.6%
Wasaga Beach 269 259 5 Aug 13 1,135 73.3%

* 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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