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Three new COVID cases reported in Simcoe-Muskoka Thursday

Report includes new cases in Barrie and Springwater
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

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported three new COVID-19 cases and no deaths in today's update (July 22).

There are two new cases in Barrie, both are men between 18 and 34 years old. The transmission source for both cases is under investigation. 

The third case is a Springwater resident also between 18 and 34 years old, whose case is linked to travel. 

The two Barrie cases reported yesterday have now also been linked to travel. 

There are currently 22 active cases in the region. 

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,342 cases of COVID-19 with 12,065 of those cases recovered and 255 cases ending in death.

There are four people from Simcoe County hospitalized with COVID-19-related illnesses, with no new hospitalizations reported today.

The health unit has confirmed 4,975 variant cases in the region so far, with seven of those cases still active. 

Fifty-one per cent of the region's total population is fully vaccinated, and another 17 per cent has one dose of a COVID vaccine. The remaining 32 per cent is unvaccinated, which includes children under 12 who are ineligible for a vaccine at this time.

Anyone aged 12 years or older 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.

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 July 22). 

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Cumulative incidence rate* % of adult pop. with one dose of vaccine % of adult pop. with two doses of vaccine
Adj-Tosorontio 209 207 2   July 4 1,763 63% 47%
Barrie 4,119 3,990 120 1 July 21 2,684 77.9% 58.3%
Bradford W-G 2,079 2,038 38   July 19 4,762 75.7% 58%
Clearview 133 128 5   June 16 885 72.3% 54.1%
Collingwood 239 235 3   June 20 969 87.4% 71.2%
Essa 464 459 4 1 July 16 1,925 79.8% 56.8%
Innisfil 1,222 1,198 18 2 July 18 2,964 71.5% 52%
Midland 201 194 6   July 13 1,098 81.9% 65%
New Tecumseth  1,486 1,468 18   June 24 3,510 74.5% 55.3%
Orillia 308 299 8   July 13 911 84.7% 65.9%
Oro-Medonte 215 210 5   June 14 922 89.9% 73.1%
Penetanguishene 200 192 8   June 30 2,075 85.4% 68.6%
Ramara 108 107 1   June 27 1,033 66.6% 52%
Severn 83 79 3   July 18 553 61.1% 48.1%
Springwater 282 279 2   July 21 1,311 84.5% 68.5%
Tay 117 115 2   June 24 1,043 85.1% 64%
Tiny 131 129 2   May 26 976 72.5% 58.8%
Wasaga Beach 261 256 5   June 29 1,101 80.6% 63.2%

*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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