The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 28 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the local total number of cases to 12,428, including 255 deaths.
Local public health also reported 20 new cases of the variant coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total to 5,088, including 28 active.
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Nine of the new cases are in Barrie, while five are in Bradford, three in Essa, three in Springwater, two in New Tecumseth and two in Wasaga Beach.
The others are in Innisfil, Orillia, Midland and Penetanguishene.
Five of the new cases are the result of close contact with another positive COVID-19 case, while three are acquired in the community, one is linked to an outbreak and one is linked to travel.
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The other new cases are still under investigation.
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Meanwhile, 69.7% of the region’s population received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 60.4% received the two necessary doses.
Of the region’s 12,428 COVID-19 cases, 97.5% – or 12,118 – have recovered, while one person is currently hospitalized.
Ontario reported 325 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 552,804, including 9,407 deaths.
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