50 COVID cases reported in Simcoe-Muskoka since Friday

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 50 new cases of COVID-19 since its last update on Friday.

Among the new cases are 37 unvaccinated people, five partially vaccinated and eight fully vaccinated.

New cases reported today include:

  • Collingwood (1): A young person under the age of 18 whose transmission of the case is still under investigation.
  • Wasaga Beach (8): Three young people under 18, one person 18 to 34, one 35 to 44, two 45 to 64 and one 65 to 79. Two cases are linked to close contact transmission and the others are still under investigation.
  • Clear view (1): A person between the ages of 35 and 44 whose source of transmission of the case is still under investigation.
  • Spring water (1): A person aged 18 to 34 whose source of transmission of the case is still under investigation.
  • Barry (14): Two young people under 18, nine people aged 18 to 34 and three people aged 45 to 64. Three cases are listed as community acquired (no known link), two cases are related to close contact transmission and the remainder are under investigation.
  • Bradford (5): One young person under 18, one person between 18 and 34, two people between 35 and 44 and one person between 45 and 64. One case is linked to close contact transmission, another is listed as community acquired (no known link) and the others are still under investigation.
  • Innisfil (5): One young person under 18, three people between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 35 and 44 years old. The sources of transmission for the five cases are still under investigation.
  • Orillia (3): One person between 18 and 35 years old, and two cases between 35 and 44 years old. One case is listed as community acquired (no known link), one as close contact transmission, and the third is still under investigation.
  • Ramara (2): A person between 35 and 44 years old and a person between 45 and 64 years old. The two cases are still under investigation.
  • Oro-Medonte (2): Two people between 45 and 64 years old. One case is listed as community acquis (no known link) and another is still under investigation.
  • Essa (2): A person between 35 and 44 years old and a person between 45 and 64 years old. Both cases are still under investigation.
  • New Tecumseth (4): 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. The transmission of cases for three cases is still under investigation, and the fourth is attributed to close contacts.
  • Muskoka District (2): A person from Gravenhurst between 65 and 79 and a youngster from Bracebridge.

There are currently 198 active cases in Simcoe County and none in Muskoka.

Eight people in Simcoe County are hospitalized with COVID-19, with one new hospitalization reported since Friday.

The health unit confirmed that 5,396 of the area’s cases were variant strains. There are 142 laboratory-confirmed variant cases still active.

The breakdown of case variants includes:

  • 4008 alpha cases,
  • 167 gamma cases,
  • 34 beta cases,
  • 525 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 12,809 cases of COVID-19, of which 12,355 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 seven percent received their first dose of the vaccine.

About 28 percent of the total population of Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) is not vaccinated and 65 percent 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. 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 30.

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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 59.1%
Barrie 4 262 4,083 121 2 August 29 2,778 73.2%
Bradford Task Force 2,133 2,075 38 2 August 28 4 886 71.2%
Open view 141 134 5 August 27 938 67.8%
Collingwood 244 238 3 August 28 989 83.8%
Try 502 485 4 August 28 2,083 74.9%
Innisfil 1,266 1,220 18 August 29 3,071 67.2%
Midland 205 198 6 Aug 13 1 120 78.3%
New Tecumseth 1,541 1493 18 3 August 29 3,640 70.5%
Orillia 336 313 8 August 29 994 80.8%
Oro-Medonte 226 218 5 August 27 969 86%
Penetanguishene 203 193 8 25 august 2 106 81.4%
Ramara 113 110 1 August 29 1,081 63.5%
Severn 89 85 3 24 august 593 58.7%
Spring water 295 290 2 August 27 1376 81.2%
Tay 120 116 2 26 august 1,070 80.3%
Tiny 135 133 2 22 august 1006 70.1%
Wasaga Beach 283 266 5 1 August 29 1 160 76.8%

* 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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