COVID-19 News: Simcoe Muskoka Reports 40 New COVID-19 Cases, Highest Single-Day Number Since May



Barrie, Ont. –

The Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit reports the highest single-day COVID-19 cases since May on Friday.

The health unit recorded 40 new positive tests in the past 24 hours, 10 more than Thursday, and a significant jump from 17 cases on Wednesday.

The new cases listed on Friday are in New Tecumseth (11), Barrie (8), Innisfil (7), Essa (5), Orillia (3), Wasaga Beach (2), Bradford (2) and single cases in Clearview and Tay.

According to public health, 32 residents who tested positive were not vaccinated, five were partially vaccinated and three were fully vaccinated.

No new deaths from the virus were reported this week. So far in August, one person has died after contracting the disease and four residents have died in July.

A total of 256 people living in Simcoe Muskoka have lost their lives to COVID-19.


Over the past two weeks, the health unit has consistently reported double-digit cases, with today’s number highest before the weekend.

The increased rate of infection has prompted several pop-up walk-in clinics to offer walk-in vaccines to eligible residents in the area.

Currently, 71 percent of Simcoe Muskoka residents have received one dose of the vaccine, while 64 percent have received both.

Anyone born in 2009 or before is eligible for the vaccine, which is offered at clinics in the region, participating pharmacies and through a health care provider.

Here is the list of upcoming clinics:

Sat 28 Aug
Open Air Dunlop (Dunlop Street, Barrie)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Oro-Medonte community arena
71 Line 4 N., Oro-Medonte
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Home Hardware Construction Center (parking lot)
104 High Street, Collingwood
12h00 – 15h00

Perkinsfield Hall
43 County Road. 6 South, Perkinsfield
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sun 29 Aug
Shopper’s Drug Mart – Georgian Mall (Lower Level)
509 Bayfield Street, Barrie
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mon, August 30
Moose Lodge 1217
6 Kitchener Street, Unit 2, Orillia
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wed Sep 1
Barrie Native Friendship Center
175 Bayfield Street, Barrie
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Orillia Youth Center
9 Front Street South, Orillia
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday 2 Sep
Barrie Housing – Common room
49 Coulter Street, Barrie
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kinsmen Park
1300 Muskoka Rd S, Gravenhurst
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Gull Lake Rotary Park
405 Brock Street, Gravenhurst
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Muskoka wharf
Muskoka Road 169, Gravenhurst
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Bradford Recreation Center
471 West Park Avenue, Bradford
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Fri 3 Sep
CN Park – Main Street, next to the boat launch parking lot
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lakehead University Orillia Campus
500 University Road, Orillia
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sat Sep 4
Bracebridge Farmers Market
Memorial Park – Manitoba St., Bracebridge (next to the Norwood Theater)
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Rivermill Park
Dara Howell Road, Huntsville
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sun Sep 5
Market 400
2207 industrial park road, Innisfil
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Main Beach – Playland Park Square (parking lot)
40 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach
4.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.



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