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Seven new COVID cases confirmed in Simcoe County today

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has confirmed seven new COVID cases in Simcoe County today
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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit offices are located on Sperling Drive in north-end Barrie. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

The region's health unit has confirmed seven new COVID cases in Simcoe County residents today. 

There is one new case in Collingwood - a man between the ages of 18 and 34 years old. The transmission cause is under investigation. 

There have now been 18 cases of COVID confirmed in Collingwood. There was another case reported this month, but the individual was transferred to another health unit and the case was removed from the list. 

Five of today's cases are Barrie residents, including one girl under 18 years old. There are also two men between 18 and 34 years old, and two men between 45 and 64 years old – all from Barrie. One of the 18-34-year old men was identified as a close contact, the remaining case transmissions are under investigation. 

The final case reported by the health unit today is an Innisfil man between 65 and 79 years old. The transmission source for his case is still under investigation. 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported a total of 842 cases of COVID-19, with 785 of those in Simcoe County. There are now 714 cases listed as recovered. There are no hospitalizations reported on the health unit website. Thirty-eight people have died.

The health unit indicates there are 72 unrecovered cases in Simcoe County, and 87 active cases in the region. 

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of Sept. 24

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 293 239 14   Sept. 24 196.2
Bradford W-G 150 128 12   Sept. 22 349.1
New Tecumseth 95 88 2   Sept. 22 231.7
Innisfil 60 55     Sept. 24 147.3
Orillia 23 17 2   Sept. 21 68.7
Collingwood 18 17     Sept. 24 75.1
Wasaga Beach 23 18 1   Sept. 22 100
Clearview 9 8 1   July 27 60.9
Springwater 16 14 1   Sept. 9 76.2
Midland 12 12     July 24 66.9
Oro-Medonte 10 8 2   Sept. 17 38.6
Adjala-Tosorontio 9 9     June 16 77.2
Essa 20 19 1   Aug. 17 83.6
Ramara 13 13     Sept. 8 125.2
Tiny 7 7     Aug. 28 not released
Tay 9 9     July 23 81.3
Penetanguishene 9 8 1   Aug. 19 92.9
Severn 7 7     July 27 not released

*Incidence rate is number of cases per 100,000 people in the local population.

**Total cases includes the number of cases currently recovering at home as well as any that have recovered, died, or are in hospital.




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