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Three Bradford residents among 23 new COVID cases in region today

One of the new cases in Bradford is related to school outbreak, according to today's report from the region's health unit
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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 23 new COVID-19 cases today.

Included in the new cases reported on Thursday, Oct. 14 are 15 unvaccinated individuals and eight fully vaccinated people.

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

  • Bradford (3): One youth under 18 years old, and two people between 35 and 44 years old. Two cases are linked to close-contact transmission and one is outbreak-related. 
  • Innisfil (4): Three youth under 18 years old, and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is listed as community-acquired (no known link) and the other three are still under investigation. 
  • Collingwood (1): One person between 35 and 44 years old whose case is still under investigation. 
  • Wasaga Beach (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is still under investigation. 
  • Barrie (7): Two youth under 18 years old, two people between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old, one person between 45 and 64 years old, and one person between 65 and 79 years old. Four cases are listed as community-acquired (no known link), and three are linked to close contact transmission. 
  • Oro-Medonte (1): One youth under 18 years old whose case is linked to close contact. 
  • Penetanguishene (1): One person between 45 and 64 years old whose case is listed as community-acquired (no known link). 
  • Tiny (1): One person between 45 and 64 years old whose case is linked to close contact transmission. 
  • Essa (1): One person between 35 and 44 years old whose case is listed as community-acquired (no known link). 
  • New Tecumseth (1): One youth under 18 years old whose case is linked to close contact transmission.
  • Muskoka District (2): One case in Georgian Bay Township, and one in Lake of Bays.

There are currently 151 active cases in the region. 

Eleven people from Simcoe County are hospitalized with COVID-19. 

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 13,731 cases of COVID-19 with 13,318 of those cases recovered and 262 cases ending in death. 

According to the health unit, 71 per cent of the population living in Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) have received both doses of vaccine and 75.4 per cent have had at least one dose of a vaccine.

For more on the vaccination status of Simcoe-Muskoka cases and hospitalizations, click here.

Anyone born in 2009 or earlier living in Simcoe-Muskoka region can book their first or second dose of vaccine online via Ontario vaccine booking system. More appointments are added regularly for clinics throughout the region.

School outbreaks

There are three active outbreaks in schools in Simcoe County. 

Orchard Park Elementary School in Orillia has been in outbreak since Oct. 5, and there are nine cases associated with. the outbreak. 

St. Marie of the Incarnation elementary school in Bradford has been in outbreak since Oct. 1, and there are 21 cases associated with the outbreak. 

W.C. Little Elementary School in Barrie has been in outbreak since Sept. 28 and there are four cases linked to the school. 

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 Oct. 14.

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Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Cumulative incidence rate* % of 12+ pop. with two doses of vaccine
Adj-Tosorontio 223 221 2   Oct. 8 1,882 64.7%
Barrie 4,529 4,356 124 2 Oct. 13 2,952 81.1%
Bradford W-G 2,248 2,180 38 1 Oct. 12 5,133 78.4%
Clearview 146 139 5   Oct. 10 971 74.1%
Collingwood 276 268 3 1 Oct. 13 1,119 89.6%
Essa 555 545 5 2 Oct. 13 2,302 83.7%
Innisfil 1,344 1,309 19   Oct. 13 3,260 74.4%
Midland 218 212 6   Sept. 26 1,191 84.6%
New Tecumseth  1,651 1,623 18   Oct. 13 3,899 77.6%
Orillia 366 347 8   Oct. 9 1,083 87.9%
Oro-Medonte 251 240 5 2 Oct. 13 1,076 92%
Penetanguishene 212 203 8 1 Oct. 6 2,200 87.9%
Ramara 127 125 1   Oct. 5 1,215 67.8%
Severn 92 88 3 1 Oct. 9 613 63.1%
Springwater 315 310 2   Oct. 11 1,470 88.3%
Tay 132 129 3   Sept. 24 1,177 87.5%
Tiny 146 142 2   Oct. 11 1,088 75%
Wasaga Beach 310 303 5 1 Oct. 13 1,303 82.5%

~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


Erika Engel

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