One Collingwood, two Wasaga Beach cases in today’s new list of COVID cases

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Collingwood case in a youth under the age of 18 and is under investigation, while the Wasaga Beach cases involve a youth under the age of 18 and a person between the ages of 35 and 44

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 106 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths in its latest update released Dec. 8.

The new cases reported in the region today are as follows:

  • Barred (32): Nine young people under 13, eight people between 18 and 34, six people between 35 and 44, five people between 45 and 64 and four people between 65 and 79. Six cases are linked to close contact transmission, one is linked to an outbreak, one is listed as community acquired (no known link) and the others are still under investigation.
  • Collingwood (1): A young person under the age of 17. The case is still under investigation.
  • Innisfil (6): One young person under 18, one person between 18 and 34, three people between 35 and 44 and one person between 45 and 64. All others are still under investigation.
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury (3): A person between 35 and 44 years old, a person between 45 and 64 years old and a person between 65 and 79 years old. All three cases are still under investigation.
  • Orilla (4): Two young people under the age of 18, one person between 18 and 34, one person between 35 and 44 and one person between 45 and 64 All cases are still under investigation.
  • Oro-Medonte (3): Three young people under the age of 18. All cases are still under investigation.
  • Midlands (3): Two people under 18 and one person between 18 and 34 years old. All cases are still under investigation.
  • Penetanguishene (4): One young person under 18, two people between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is linked to an outbreak and the others are still under investigation.
  • Essay (2): TTwo people between 18 and 34 years old. Both cases are still under investigation and one is listed as community acquired. pperson between 18 and 34 years old. The case is listed as still under investigation.
  • Severn: (2): Two people aged 35 to 44. One case is linked to an outbreak. The other remains under investigation.
  • Spring water (7): Three people between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old and three people between 45 and 64 years old. One case is listed as community acquired and the others remain under investigation.
  • Tai (1): A person between the ages of 45 and 64. The case is under investigation.
  • Wasaga Beach (2): A young person under the age of 18 and a person between the ages of 35 and 44. Both cases are still under investigation.

The new cases reported today include 65 unvaccinated, two partially vaccinated and 39 fully vaccinated people.

There are currently 758 active cases in the region.

Twenty-nine people from Simcoe County and moreand person from the District of Muskoka is hospitalized with COVID-19.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 16,350 cases of COVID-19, including 15,312 recovered cases and 280 cases ending in death.

Over 74% of the population living in Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) received both doses of vaccine and just over 79% received at least one dose of vaccine.

Active outbreaks

Current school outbreaks in Simcoe County include:

  • St. Angela Merici Catholic Elementary School, Bradford, declared four cases on December 6
  • Killarney Beach Public School, Lefroy, said on December 6, 12 cases
  • Unnamed private school, Simcoe County, reported Dec. 6, six cases
  • St. Teresa of Calcutta Elementary School, Bradford, declared two cases on December 6
  • Holly Meadows Elementary School, Barrie, reported four cases on December 3
  • Marchmont Public School, Orillia, declared three cases on December 3
  • Elmvale District High School, Elmvale, declared five cases on December 2
  • Stayner Collegiate Institute, Stayner, declared on December 2, two cases
  • Willow Landing Elementary School, Barrie, reported three cases on Dec. 2 (previously in outbreak Nov. 4-10)
  • La Source Elementary School, Barrie, declared on December 2, six cases
  • Innisdale Secondary School, Barrie, declared three cases on November 29
  • Unnamed private school, Simcoe County, reported Nov. 26, 32 cases
  • Ferndale Woods Elementary School, Barrie, declared nine cases on November 26
  • Uptergrove Public School, Ramara, declared five cases on November 26
  • St. John Vianney Elementary School, Barrie, declared nine cases on November 26
  • Hewitt’s Creek Public School, Barrie, declared six cases on November 22
  • Tosorontio Central Public School, Everett, on November 22 declared 15 cases
  • ESC Nouvelle Alliance (secondary school), Barrie, declared three cases on November 19.
  • Forest Hill Public School, Midhurst, declared seven cases on November 19
  • Trillium Woods Elementary School, Barrie, declared seven cases on November 18
  • Sainte Marie de l’Incarnation, Bradford, declared on November 15, 12 cases
  • Monsignor Clair Elementary School, Barrie, declared eight cases on November 15
  • Terry Fox Elementary School, Barrie, declared 13 cases on November 10

Outbreaks declared on December 7

  • Maple Grove Public School, Barrie, reported Nov. 16, 14 cases
  • Fitness and Sport Center, Muskoka Region, reported November 25, one case

Other ongoing outbreaks reported in Simcoe County include:

  • Unnamed shelter in Simcoe County, declared Dec. 8, two cases
  • Respite/unnamed hospice in Muskoka area, reported Dec. 6, one case
  • Two unnamed child care centers in Simcoe County, both reported Dec. 2, both with three cases.
  • Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Orillia, reported fewer than five patient cases Dec. 1.
  • Waterford Retirement Residence, Barrie, reported fewer than five staff cases and fewer than five resident cases on November 29
  • Unnamed shelter in Simcoe County, reported Nov. 19, nine cases
  • Unnamed shelter in Simcoe County, reported Nov. 2, 26 cases

Breakdown by municipality

The health unit sometimes removes a case or moves it based on further investigation of location data. The table below reflects updated totals for each municipality, as reported by the health unit on December 6.

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Municipality Total number of cases** Collections Death To the hospital Last reported case Cumulative incidence rate* Weekly incidence rate*** % of inhabitants aged 12 and over. with two doses of vaccine
WO-Tosorontio 259 253 2 December 2 2,185 42 76.1%
Barrie 5,638 5,200 131 13 December 7 3,675 139 85.4%
Bradford GT 2,409 2,306 40 2 December 7 5,518 144 85.2%
Open view 181 167 5 2 December 6 1,204 47 84.3%
Collingwood 318 298 4 December 7 1,289 49 89.3%
Essay 643 610 6 1 December 7 2,667 91 74.3%
Innisfil 1,516 1,454 21 December 7 3,677 64 84%
Midland 269 242 6 2 December 7 1,469 82 87.3%
New Tecumseth 1,749 1,713 19 December 5 4,131 45 79.9%
Orillia 516 445 9 6 December 7 1,526 160 89.7%
Oro Medonte 315 290 6 1 December 7 1,350 51 83.7%
Penetanguishene 264 245 8 December 7 2,739 73 90.9%
Ramara 161 149 1 December 5 1,540 105 86.3%
Severn 151 120 3 1 December 7 1,007 127 84.8%
spring water 421 390 2 December 7 1,964 75 91%
Tay 159 149 3 December 7 1,418 80 87.1%
Tiny 168 162 2 December 4 1,252 37 79.4%
Wasaga Beach 407 384 5 1 December 7 1,717 85 86.2%

~Fully vaccinated refers to a person whose second dose was administered 14 days or more before the onset of symptoms of COVID-19.

* Cumulative incidence rate is the number of cases per 100,000 people reported to date

** The total number of cases includes the number of cases currently recovering at home as well as those who have recovered, died or are hospitalized

***Weekly incidence rate of COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants by municipality for the week of November 28. N/A indicates less than five cases in one week

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