Nine new COVID cases confirmed in Simcoe-Muskoka on Wednesday

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported nine new cases of COVID-19 in today’s update (June 23).

There are 110 active cases in the region.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,233 cases of COVID-19, of which 11,453 have been cured and 249 cases have resulted in death.

There are 14 people in Simcoe County hospitalized with COVID-19-related illness. There has been no new hospitalization since yesterday. Eight of those currently hospitalized had zero doses of COVID vaccine, and two people received two doses more than seven days before symptoms of COVID-19 appeared, according to the health unit.

The health unit has reported a total of 4,875 cases of variant strains, of which 72 are still active.

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

  • To date, 3,977 local cases have tested positive for the COVID-19 variant of concern B.1.1.7 (alpha),
  • 164 cases tested positive for the variant of concern P.1 (gamma), no increase
  • 32 cases tested positive for the variant of concern B.1.351 (beta), no increase
  • 33 cases have tested positive for the variant of concern B.1.617.2 (delta), up from 21 reported yesterday
  • 669 cases were tested positive (awaiting confirmation tests).

To date, 385,485 Simcoe-Muskoka residents (63.8% of the population) of the region have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 113,112 people (18.7% of the population) have also received a second dose.

According to the health unit, 21% of the region’s adult population (aged 18 and over) received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 53% received one dose. The remaining 26% are not vaccinated.

There are two active outbreaks in the area, and both are occurring in group homes in Simcoe County. One epidemic concerns six cases and the other, 17 cases.

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

  • Barrie (1): a person between 45 and 64 years old whose case is listed as community (no known link).
  • Wasaga Beach (1): A person between 18 and 34 years old.
  • Ramara (1): A young person under the age of 18 whose case is related to a trip.
  • Severn (2): A young person under 18 and a person between 45 and 64 years old.
  • Penetanguishene (5): Three people between 35 and 44 years old and two people between 45 and 64 years old. All five cases are linked to an epidemic.

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 23).

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 4,087 3,800 118 3 June 22 14 2,664 61.5%
Bradford Task Force 2,066 1951 38 1 June 16 4 733 59.8%
New Tecumseth 1,485 1,413 18 2 June 19 3 507 59.3%
Innisfil 1,209 1,145 17 2 June 21st 19 2 932 55.9%
Orillia 305 277 8 1 June 18 902 70.6%
Collingwood 239 224 3 1 June 18 969 73.7%
Wasaga Beach 259 239 5 June 22 1,093 69.1%
Open view 133 123 5 June 16 885 58.4%
Spring water 280 269 2 June 18 1,306 68%
Midland 198 184 6 June 4 1,082 68.5%
Oro-Medonte 215 196 5 June 14 922 74.9%
Adj-Tosorontio 206 194 1 1 June 6 1738 50.8%
Try 461 440 4 June 2 1,912 62.2%
Ramara 105 97 1 June 22 1004 55.7%
Tiny 130 121 2 May 26 976 62.5%
Tay 116 112 2 June 10 1,034 70.7%
Penetanguishene 196 161 8 1 June 22 114 2,034 72.1%
Severn 82 75 2 1 June 21st 547 51.1%

* 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 13. Where municipalities have experienced little or no weekly increase, no rate is included

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