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Zero new COVID cases in region today, confirms health unit

A previously-reported case was removed. There have been four new cases reported by the health unit for Simcoe-Muskoka region this week
2020-07-28 SMDHU offices 1
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit offices are located on Sperling Drive in north-end Barrie. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

With zero new cases today, and one previously-reported case removed from the list, this week Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has confirmed just four new COVID cases. 

This is the fewest number of cases reported in a week by the region's health unit since March. 

One case previously reported from Orillia has been removed from the list after further investigation revealed it "no longer met case definition." When the Orillia case was reported, it did not specify a transmission source and instead was listed as under investigation. 

The only new cases reported this week included a single resident each in New Tecumseth, Barrie, Gravenhurst, and Innisfil. The Gravenhurst case is linked to travel and the remaining three are listed as community-acquired. 

For the week of August 2, the health unit reported seven new cases, and the week before that reported 19 cases. 

The testing rate is about 78 tests per 100,000 people in Simcoe County and 74 tests per 100,000 for Muskoka. The provincial average is about 112 tests per 100,000 people. 

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 669 cases of COVID-19 to date, with 637 of those cases located in Simcoe County.

There are 623 cases now recovered and 37 people have died in the region. 

There are still nine active cases in the county including residents from Barrie (4), New Tecumseth (2), Innisfil (2), and Ramara (1). There is one active case in Muskoka. One person from New Tecumseth and one person from Ramara is hospitalized with COVID-19.

In Simcoe-Muskoka, the incidence rate for the coronavirus is 112.5 cases per 100,000 people in the population. 

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of Aug. 14.

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 201 183 14   Aug. 10 134.6
Bradford W-G 134 122 12   Aug. 4 311.9
New Tecumseth 84 81 1 1 Aug. 10 202.7
Innisfil 54 52     Aug. 13 132.5
Orillia 19 17 2   July 30 56.8
Collingwood 16 16     July 20 66.7
Wasaga Beach 15 14 1   June 19 65.2
Clearview 9 8 1   July 27 60.9
Springwater 15 14 1   July 20 71.4
Midland 12 12     July 24 66.9
Oro-Medonte 9 7 2   Aug. 4 38.6
Adjala-Tosorontio 9 9     June 16 77.2
Essa 18 17 1   Aug. 6 75.3
Ramara 12 11   1 Aug. 5 115.6
Tiny 6 6     July 16 not released
Tay 9 9     July 23 not released
Penetanguishene 8 7 1   July 23 not released
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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