Six new cases of COVID in Simcoe County today

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Two of the new cases are in Wasaga Beach and are people aged 45 to 64

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported six new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths in today’s update (July 29).

There are three new cases in Barrie. Two are individuals between the ages of 18 and 34. One is an individual under the age of 17. The source of transmission for all cases remains under investigation.

There are two new cases in Wasaga Beach. Both are individuals between the ages of 45 and 64. One would have been acquired by the community. The source of transmission of the second case remains under investigation.

One case has been reported in Georgian Bay Township and it is an individual between the ages of 45 and 64. The source of transmission is still under investigation.

There is currently 36 active cases in the region.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,373 cases of COVID-19, of which 12,082 have been cured and 255 cases have resulted in death.

There are two people from Simcoe-Muskoka hospitalized with illnesses related to COVID-19.

The health unit has so far confirmed 5,055 variant cases in the region, of which 24 are still active.

Fifty-five percent of the region’s total population are fully vaccinated, and 13 percent have a dose of a COVID vaccine. The remaining 31 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 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.

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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 63.6% 51.3%
Barrie 4,128 3,996 120 1 July 28 2,691 78.8% 62.2%
Bradford Task Force 2,083 2,041 38 July 27 4 772 76.3% 62%
Open view 134 128 5 July 27 891 73.1% 58.6%
Collingwood 242 235 3 22nd of July 981 88.2% 75.4%
Try 485 461 4 1 July 16 1,929 80.8% 63.2%
Innisfil 1,224 1 202 18 1 July 24 2 969 72.5% 57.6%
Midland 201 195 6 July 13 1,098 82.9% 71.1%
New Tecumseth 1,486 1,468 18 June 24 3,510 75.5% 60.6%
Orillia 308 300 8 July 13 911 85.5% 71.4%
Oro-Medonte 218 210 5 July 25 935 90.7% 78.1%
Penetanguishene 200 192 8 June 30th 2,075 86.2% 72.27%
Ramara 108 107 1 June 27 1,033 67.3% 56.7%
Severn 84 81 3 July 27 560 61.6% 42.5%
Spring water 282 279 2 July 21 1316 85% 72.7%
Tay 117 115 2 June 24 1,043 86.2% 71%
Tiny 131 129 2 May 26 976 73% 62.6%
Wasaga Beach 264 256 5 July 28 1,114 81.4% 68%

* 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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