Eight new COVID cases reported in Simcoe-Muskoka since Friday, two in Barrie

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Cases include two residents of Oro-Medonte, two of Barrie as well as one person each from Innisfil, Wasaga Beach, Huntsville and Gravenhurst

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported eight new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths in today’s update (July 26).

There are two new cases in Barrie. One is an individual between 18 and 34 years old and the other is an individual between 45 and 64 years old. The source of transmission is travel related.

There is also a resident of Innisfil between the ages of 45 and 64 who contracted the virus.

There are two new cases in the canton of Oro-Medonte. Both are young people under the age of 17. The source in one is close contact with another known case.

A new case is reported in Wasaga Beach, an individual between the ages of 18 and 34.

The other two cases are in Gravenhurst, a youth under the age of 17 and caused by close contact, and another in Huntsville who is a person between the ages of 18 and 34.

There are currently 30 active cases in the region.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,358 cases of COVID-19, of which 12,073 have been cured and 255 cases have resulted in death.

There are three people from Simcoe-Muskoka hospitalized with COVID-19-related illnesses, without further hospitalization.

The health unit has so far confirmed 4,979 variant cases in the region, nine of which are still active.

Fifty-three percent of the region’s total population are fully vaccinated, and another 15 percent has a dose of a COVID vaccine. The remaining 32 percent are unvaccinated, which includes children under 12 who are not eligible for a vaccine at this time.

Anyone 12 years of age or older living in the Simcoe-Muskoka area can book their first or second dose of vaccine online through the Ontario Vaccine Reservation System. Other 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 July 21).

Municipality Total number of cases ** Recoveries Deaths To the hospital Last reported case Cumulative incidence rate * % of adult pop. with a dose of vaccine % of adult pop. with two doses of vaccine
Adj-Tosorontio 209 207 2 4th July 1,763 63.3% 48.7%
Barrie 4 123 3,996 120 1 July 25 2,688 78.4% 61.5%
Bradford Task Force 2,079 2,038 38 July 19 4 762 76.2% 61.6%
Open view 133 128 5 June 16 885 72.6% 56.4%
Collingwood 239 235 3 June 20 969 87.7% 63.2%
Try 465 461 4 0 July 16 1,929 80.3% 60.6%
Innisfil 1 223 1,198 18 2 July 24 2 966 72.1% 55.6%
Midland 201 195 6 July 13 1,098 82.3% 67.6%
New Tecumseth 1,486 1,468 18 June 24 3,510 74.9% 57.2%
Orillia 308 300 8 July 13 911 85.1% 69.1%
Oro-Medonte 218 210 5 July 25 935 90.3% 76.1%
Penetanguishene 200 192 8 June 30th 2,075 85.8% 70.2%
Ramara 108 107 1 June 27 1,033 67% 54.7%
Severn 83 80 3 July 18 553 61.4% 50.5%
Spring water 282 279 2 July 21 1316 84.8% 71%
Tay 117 115 2 June 24 1,043 85.7% 66.8%
Tiny 131 129 2 May 26 976 72.8% 60.5%
Wasaga Beach 262 256 5 July 25 1,105 80.9% 65.6%

* 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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