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51 new COVID cases in Simcoe-Muskoka Thursday

There is one new case reported in Bradford
2020-07-28 SMDHU offices 2
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit offices are located on Sperling Drive in north-end Barrie. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 51 new COVID-19 cases and zero deaths in its latest update posted Nov. 25.

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

  • Wasaga Beach (7): Two youth under 18 years old, one person between 18 and 34 years old, two people between 35 and 44 years old, and two people between 45 and 64 years old. Three cases are linked to close. contact, two cases are listed as community-acquired (no known link) and two are still under investigation. 
  • Barrie (16): Ten youth under 18 years old, three people between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 34 and 44 years old, and two people between 45 and 64 years old. Five cases are linked to close contact transmission, one case is outbreak-related, and the rest are still under investigation. 
  • Springwater (6): One youth under 18 years old, one person between 18 and 34 years old, three people between 45 and 64 years old, and one person between 65 and 79 years old. Three cases are linked to close contact transmission and three are still under investigation. 
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is still under investigation.
  • Innisfil (2): One youth under 18 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is listed as ommunity-acquired (no known link), and one case is linked to close contact transmission. 
  • Orillia (3): One youth under 18 years old, one person between 18 and 34 years old, and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is outbreak-related, one is linked to close contact transmission, and one is still under investigation. 
  • Oro-Medonte (1): One person between 35 and 44 years old, whose case is still under investigation.
  • Severn (2): One person between 35 and 44 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. Both cases are listed as community-acquired. 
  • Tiny (2): One person between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is linked to close contact and one is still under investigation.
  • Adjala-Tosorontio (2): One youth under 18 years old and one person between 35 and 44 years old. Both cases are linked to close contact transmission. 
  • New Tecumseth (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is listed as community-acquired (no known link). 
  • Muskoka District (8): Five people from Huntsville, one person from Bracebridge, one person from Gravenhurst, and one person from Georgian Bay Township.

Included in the new cases reported today are 31 unvaccinated, two partially vaccinated, and 18 fully vaccinated people. 

There are currently 503 active cases in the region. 

Twenty-six people from Simcoe County and two people from Muskoka District are hospitalized with COVID-19.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 15,257 cases of COVID-19 with 14,476 of those cases recovered and 278 cases ending in death. 

More than 74 per cent of the population living in Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) have received both doses of vaccine and 77 per cent have had at least one dose of a vaccine.

Active Outbreaks 

Current school outbreaks in Simcoe County include: 

  • Monsignor Lee Catholic elementary school, Orillia, declared Nov. 24, two cases
  • Hewitt's Creek Public School, Barrie, declared Nov. 22, four cases
  • Tosorontio Central Public School, Everett, declared Nov. 22, seven cases
  • ESC Nouvelle Alliance (secondary school), Barrie, declared Nov. 19, two cases. 
  • ES Le Caron secondary school, Penetanguishene, declared Nov. 19, seven cases
  • Forest Hill Public School, Midhurst, declared Nov. 19, five cases
  • St. Ann's elementary school, Penetanguishene, declared Nov. 19, two cases
  • West Bayfield Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 18, seven cases
  • Trillium Woods Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 18, five cases
  • Severn Shores Public School, Cumberland Beach, declared Nov. 18, seven cases 
  • Emma King Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 17, nine cases
  • Maple Grove Public School, Barrie, declared Nov. 16, 12 cases
  • St. Marie of the Incarnation, Bradford, declared Nov. 15, six cases
  • Monsignor Clair Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 15, five cases
  • W.C. Little Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 12, 10 cases
  • Nottawa Elementary School, Clearview Township, declared Nov. 12, three cases
  • Terry Fox Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 10, seven cases
  • St. Catherine of Siena Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 1, 11 cases

An outbreak previously declared at St. Joan of Arc Secondary School in Barrie was declared over as of Nov. 24. There were five cases associated with the outbreak.

Other ongoing outbreaks reported in Simcoe County include: 

  • Mapleview Community Church, Barrie, declared Nov. 4, 28 local cases (with more cases in people who live outside the region)
  • Unnamed shelter in Simcoe County, declared Nov. 19, seven cases
  • Unnamed shelter in Simcoe County, declared Nov. 1, 26 cases
  • Unnamed shelter in Simcoe County, declared Nov. 8, seven cases.

Breakdown by municipality

The health unit does sometimes remove a case or move them based on further investigation of location data. The chart below reflects updated totals for each municipality as reported by the health unit on Nov. 25.

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Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Cumulative incidence rate* Weekly incidence rate*** % of 12+ pop. with two doses of vaccine
Adj-Tosorontio 245 227 2   Nov. 24 2,067 101 75.9%
Barrie 5,201 4,854 131 12 Nov. 24 3,390 125 85.1%
Bradford W-G 2,327 2,265 39 2 Nov. 23 5,331 48 84.8%
Clearview 173 159 5 1 Nov. 22 1,151 47 83%
Collingwood 298 291 4   Nov. 20 1,208 24 89.3%
Essa 604 582 5 3 Nov. 23 2,506 42 74%
Innisfil 1,459 1,414 21 1 Nov. 24 3,539 53 83.6%
Midland 235 220 6 2 Nov. 23 1,284 33 86.9%
New Tecumseth  1,720 1,683 19   Nov. 24 4,062 40 79.7%
Orillia 436 403 9 1 Nov. 24 1,290 33 89.4%
Oro-Medonte 288 274 6   Nov. 24 1,235 21 83.5%
Penetanguishene 251 235 8   Nov. 23 2,605 83 90.7%
Ramara 140 133 1   Nov. 22 1,339 48 86%
Severn 110 95 3   Nov. 24 734 73 84.8%
Springwater 380 360 2   Nov. 24 1,773 42 91%
Tay 144 139 3 1 Nov. 21 1,284 62 87%
Tiny 160 155 2   Nov. 24 1,192 N/A 79.2%
Wasaga Beach 373 333 5 3 Nov. 24 1,573 34 86%

~Fully-vaccinated means an individual whose second dose was 14 or more days before the onset of COVID-19 symptoms.

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

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

***Weekly COVID-19 incidence rate per 100,000 by municipality for week of Nov. 14. N/A indicates fewer than five cases in a week


Erika Engel

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