Collingwood resident among 24 new COVID cases in area

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There is also a new case in Clearview and one in Wasaga included in today’s update

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 in its latest update (September 3).

Among the new cases are 18 unvaccinated people, three partially vaccinated people and three fully vaccinated people.

The new cases reported today are as follows:

  • Collingwood (1): A person between the ages of 65 and 79 whose case is linked to close contact transmission.
  • Wasaga Beach (1): A person between 35 and 44 years old whose case is still under investigation.
  • Clear view (1): A young person under the age of 18 whose case is linked to close contact transmission.
  • Barrie (3):Two people between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 35 and 44 years old. One case is linked to close contact, another is listed as community acquired (no link known) and another is still under investigation.
  • Innisfil (2): A person between 18 and 34 years old and a person between 35 and 44 years old. The two cases are still under investigation.
  • Orillia (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. Two cases are listed as acquired in the community (no known link) and one is linked to close contact.
  • Penetanguishene (1): A person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is listed as community (no known link).
  • Essa (3): Two people between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 35 and 44 years old. One case is linked to an outbreak and the other two are still under investigation.
  • Adjala-Tosorontio (1): A person between the ages of 18 and 34 whose case is still under investigation.
  • Muskoka District (8): Four people from Gravenhurst and two people from Huntsville, one person from Lake of Bays and one person from Muskoka Lakes.

There are currently 219 active cases in the region.

Thirteen people in Simcoe County are hospitalized with COVID-19, with two new hospitalizations reported since yesterday.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,932 cases of COVID-19, of which 12,457 have been cured and 256 cases have resulted in death.

The health unit confirmed that 5,489 of the area’s cases were variant strains. There are 153 laboratory-confirmed variant cases still active.

The breakdown of case variants includes:

4008 alpha cases,
168 gamma cases,
34 beta cases,
618 delta cases,
and 661 cases have tested positive and are awaiting further testing.

According to the health unit, 75 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 66 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 September 2.

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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 214 209 2 September 2 1,806 59.7%
Barrie 4,301 4,118 121 4 September 2 2 804 74.2%
Bradford Task Force 2 139 2,084 38 1 September 1st 4,900 72.1%
Open view 142 135 5 September 2 945 68.5%
Collingwood 249 241 3 September 2 1,009 84.4%
Try 509 492 4 1 September 2 2 112 76.1%
Innisfil 1,281 1 231 18 1 September 2 3 107 68.1%
Midland 205 199 6 Aug 13 1120 79%
New Tecumseth 1,549 1,509 18 4 September 1st 3,659 71.3%
Orillia 341 321 8 September 2 1,009 81.5%
Oro-Medonte 231 219 5 August 31 990 86.7%
Penetanguishene 204 194 8 September 2 2 117 81.9%
Ramara 114 110 1 August 29 1,090 63.8%
Severn 90 85 3 August 30 600 59%
Spring water 298 292 2 September 1st 1390 82.3%
Tay 122 117 2 September 1st 1,088 81.2%
Tiny 136 133 2 August 30 1,013 70.6%
Wasaga Beach 282 269 5 2 September 2 1 190 77.4%

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

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