72 new cases of COVID in Simcoe-Muskoka today

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 72 new cases of COVID-19 and zero deaths in its latest update released on December 1.

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

  • Wasaga Beach (1): A person between 45 and 64 years of age whose case is linked to close contact transmission.
  • Barrie (30): Eleven young people under 18, nine people between 18 and 34 years old, three people between 35 and 44 years old, five people between 45 and 64 years old and two people between 65 and 79 years old. Six cases are linked to close contact transmission, five are listed as community acquired (no link known) and the rest are still under investigation.
  • West Bradford Gwillimbury (6): Three young people under 18, one person between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old and one between 45 and 64 years old. 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 (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. All three cases are still under investigation.
  • Orillia (7): One young person under 18, four people between 18 and 34 years old, one person 45 to 64 years old and one person 65 to 79 years old. One case is linked to close contact transmission, another is listed as community acquired (no link known) and the rest are still under investigation.
  • Ramara (1): A person between 35 and 44 years old whose case is linked to transmission by close contact.
  • Severn (3): A young person under the age of 18, a person between the ages of 18 and 34 and a person between the ages of 65 and 79. Two cases are linked to close contact transmission and one is listed as community acquired (no known link).
  • Penetanguishene (1): A person between the ages of 18 and 34 whose case is still under investigation.
  • Tay (5): Two young people under 18, two people from 18 to 34 years old and one person from 45 to 45 years old. 64 years old. Four cases are linked to close contact transmission and one is still under investigation.
  • Lowercase (1): A person between the ages of 18 and 34 whose case is still under investigation.
  • New Tecumseth (4): Two people between 18 and 34 years old and two people between 65 and 79 years old. All four cases are still under investigation.
  • Essa (2): Two young people under the age of 18. One case is linked to close contacts and the other is still under investigation.
  • Muskoka District (8): Three people from Bracebridge and five people from Huntsville.

Among the new cases reported today are 46 unvaccinated, five partially vaccinated and 21 fully vaccinated.

There are currently 610 active cases in the region.

Thirty people from Simcoe County and three people from Muskoka District are hospitalized with COVID-19. Six people are in intensive care. Of the hospitalized cases, 18 were not vaccinated and nine were fully vaccinated. Six hospitalized cases were partially vaccinated. According to the health service, 35% of hospitalized cases are under 60 years old.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 15,711 cases of COVID-19, of which 14,823 have been cured and 278 cases have resulted in death.

Over 74 percent of the population living in Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) received both doses of the vaccine and almost 78 percent received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Active epidemics

Current outbreaks in Simcoe County schools include:

  • Innisdale High School, Barrie, said on Nov. 29, two cases
  • Our Lady of Grace Elementary School, Angus, reported two cases on November 29
  • Ferndale Woods Elementary School in Barrie reported seven cases Nov. 26
  • Uptergrove State School in Ramara reported three cases on November 26
  • St. John Vianney Elementary School in Barrie reported nine cases on Nov. 26
  • An unnamed private school in Simcoe County on Nov. 26 reported 20 cases
  • Monsignor Lee Catholic Elementary School, Orillia, reported two cases on Nov. 24
  • Hewitt’s Creek Public School in Barrie reported six cases on Nov. 22
  • Tosorontio Central Public School Everett on Nov. 22 reported 15 cases
  • ESC Nouvelle Alliance (high school), Barrie, reported three cases on Nov. 19.
  • Forest Hill Public School, Midhurst, reported five cases on Nov. 19
  • St. Ann Elementary School, Penetanguishene, reported two cases on Nov. 19
  • West Bayfield Elementary School in Barrie reported seven cases Nov. 18
  • Trillium Woods Elementary School in Barrie reported six cases on Nov. 18
  • Severn Shores Public School in Cumberland Beach reported eight cases on Nov. 18
  • Maple Grove Public School in Barrie on Nov. 16 reported 14 cases
  • St. Mary of the Incarnation, Bradford, declared nine cases on November 15
  • Monsignor Clair Elementary School, Barrie, on Nov. 15 said eight cases
  • WC Little Elementary School, Barrie, said Nov. 12, 10 cases
  • Terry Fox Elementary School in Barrie reported 10 cases on Nov 10
  • St. Catherine of Siena Elementary School in Barrie reported 11 cases on November 1

A school in Huntsville has been closed. There have been 24 cases associated with an outbreak at Spruce Glen Public School. This is the first time that the health unit has ordered the closure of a school in the region during the pandemic.

A previously declared outbreak at Emma King Elementary School in Barrie was declared over on November 30. Nine cases have been associated with the outbreak.

Other ongoing outbreaks reported in Simcoe County include:

  • The Waterford Retirement Residence, Barrie, declared on November 29, a case for a staff member and a resident
  • The Simcoe County Fitness and Sports Center reported eight cases on Nov. 26
  • Unnamed Refuge in Simcoe County Declared Nov 19, Nine Cases
  • Unnamed Refuge in Simcoe County Declared Nov 1, 26 cases

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 December 1.

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Municipality Total number of cases ** Recoveries Death To the hospital Last reported case Cumulative incidence rate * Weekly incidence rate *** % of 12+ pop. with two doses of vaccine
Adj-Tosorontio 257 236 2 28 november 2 168 118 75.8%
Barrie 5 401 5,008 131 12 November 30 3,521 128 85.1%
Bradford Task Force 2350 2,280 39 3 November 30 5 383 30 84.9%
Open view 174 164 5 2 29 november 1,158 83.9%
Collingwood 305 295 4 29 november 1 236 20 89.1%
Try 622 590 5 2 November 30 2,580 50 74%
Innisfil 1,477 1,432 21 1 November 30 3,582 56 83.7%
Midland 246 227 6 2 28 november 1,344 82 87%
New Tecumseth 1732 1 695 19 November 30 4,091 33 79.7%
Orillia 469 414 9 5 November 30 1,387 95 89.5%
Oro-Medonte 298 279 6 29 november 1,277 56 83.5%
Penetanguishene 255 239 8 November 30 2,646 62 90.7%
Ramara 145 134 1 November 30 1,387 67 86%
Severn 128 105 3 1 November 30 854 113 84.6%
Spring water 394 369 2 29 november 1,838 121 90.7%
Tay 150 145 3 November 30 1337 54 86.9%
Tiny 164 156 2 November 30 1,222 37 79.3%
Wasaga Beach 391 360 5 2 November 30 1649 169 86%

~ 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 who are currently recovering at home as well as those who have recovered, died or are hospitalized

*** Weekly incidence rate of COVID-19 per 100,000 by municipality for the week of November 21. N / A indicates less than five cases in a week

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