9 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka – Barrie

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed nine new cases of COVID-19 in the region on Thursday, bringing the local total number of cases to 12,240, including 249 deaths.

Local public health also reported four new cases of the variant coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the total to 4,879, of which 63 are active.

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Four of the new cases are in Barrie, one in Bradford, one in Midland, one in Springwater, one in Tiny Township and one in Wasaga Beach.

Three of the cases are the result of close contact with another positive COVID-19 case, while one is community acquired and another is travel-related. The rest are all under investigation.

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Meanwhile, 64% of the region’s population received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 19.9% ​​received the two necessary doses.

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Of the region’s 12,240 COVID-19 cases, 94% – or 11,472 – have recovered, while 11 people are currently hospitalized.

Ontario reported 296 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 531,278, including 9,099 deaths.

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