A dozen new COVID cases reported in Simcoe-Muskoka on Thursday

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There are new cases in Wasaga Beach and Clearview Township included in today’s update

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths today (June 17).

There are 135 active cases in the region.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,182 cases of COVID-19, of which 11,381 have been cured and 246 cases have resulted in death.

There are 19 people from Simcoe County and one person from Muskoka District hospitalized with COVID-19, and there have been no new hospitalizations since yesterday’s report.

The health unit has reported a total of 4,833 cases of variant strains, 87 of which are still active.

Today’s update also includes the following information on the variants of concern:

  • To date, 3,950 local cases have tested positive for the COVID-19 variant of concern B.1.1.7 (alpha), 162 cases have tested positive for the variant of concern P.1 (gamma), 32 cases have been tested positive for the B .1.351 (beta) variant of concern, 18 cases tested positive for the variant of concern B.1.617.2 (delta) and an additional 671 cases tested positive (awaiting confirmation testing).
    • Note: All B.1.617 cases are currently presumed to belong to lineage B.1.617.2 (delta) as it is the dominant B.1.617 strain in Ontario.

To date, 378,787 Simcoe-Muskoka residents (62.7% of the population) of the region have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination, and 78,569 people (13% of the population) have also received a second dose.

According to the health unit, 16% of the region’s adult population (aged 18 and over) received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 57% received one dose. The remaining 27 percent are not vaccinated.

New cases reported today in Simcoe County and Muskoka District include (transmission of cases is under investigation unless otherwise noted).

  • Wasaga Beach (1): A person between 65 and 79 years old.
  • Clear view (1): A person between the ages of 65 and 79 whose case is linked to close contact with another known case.
  • Barrie (6): One young person under 18 and five people between 18 and 34 years old. Three cases are linked to close contacts and one is listed as acquired in the community (no link discovered).
  • Innisfil (2): A person between 18 and 34 years old, and a person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is listed as community.
  • Bradford (1): A young person under the age of 18 whose case is linked to close contact with another known case.
  • There is a new case in Muskoka, a person between the ages of 65 and 79 from Huntsville.

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 June 16).

Municipality Total number of cases ** Recoveries Deaths To the hospital Last reported case Weekly incidence rate *** Cumulative incidence rate * % pop. with a dose of vaccine
Barrie 4074 3,768 118 7 June 16 25 2,656 60.2%
Bradford Task Force 2,066 1,946 37 2 June 16 23 4 733 59.1%
New Tecumseth 1,484 1 411 18 3 June 14 3 505 58.4%
Innisfil 1,204 1,137 16 3 June 16 19 2 919 60.5%
Orillia 303 276 8 1 June 11 896 69.5%
Collingwood 238 221 3 June 10 965 72.5%
Wasaga Beach 257 236 5 June 16 1,084 68.1%
Open view 133 122 4 1 June 16 885 57%
Spring water 279 265 2 June 9 1,302 67%
Midland 198 184 6 June 4 1,082 67.5%
Oro-Medonte 214 193 5 June 14 26 917 74.1%
Adj-Tosorontio 206 194 1 1 June 6 1738 50.2%
Try 461 440 4 1 June 2 1,912 50.7%
Ramara 101 96 June 13 947 54.3%
Tiny 130 121 2 May 26 976 62%
Tay 116 110 2 June 10 1,034 69.5%
Penetanguishene 179 159 8 June 15 1,847 71.5%
Severn 80 74 2 June 15 533 50.5%

* 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

*** The weekly incidence rate is the number of cases per 100,000 people reported for the week of June 6. Where municipalities have experienced little or no weekly increase, no rate is included

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