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Two new COVID cases confirmed today — both in Bradford

There are 23 active cases in Simcoe County, according to 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 two new COVID-19 cases and no deaths in today's update (July 20).

Both new cases are individuals between 18 and 34 years old from Bradford West Gwillimbury. The transmission source remains under investigation.

There are 25 active cases in the region. 

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,336 cases of COVID-19 with 12,056 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 since yesterday.

The health unit has confirmed 4,971 variant cases in the region so far, with nine of those cases still active. 

Today's update also includes the following information on variants of concern: 

  • 3,997 local cases have tested positive for the COVID-19 variant of concern B.1.1.7 (alpha)
  • 166 cases have tested positive for the P.1 (gamma) variant of concern
  • 34 cases have tested positive for the B.1.351 (beta) variant of concern
  • 101 cases have tested positive for the B.1.617.2 (delta) variant of concern, up by three since yesterday.
  • An additional 673 cases have screened positive (awaiting confirmatory testing).

About 49 per cent of the region's total population is fully vaccinated, and another 19 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 20). 

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 62.7% 44.4%
Barrie 4,115 3,989 120 1 July 16 2,682 77.6% 56.3%
Bradford W-G 2,079 2,037 38   July 19 4,762 75.5% 57.1%
Clearview 133 128 5   June 16 885 72% 51.9%
Collingwood 238 235 3   June 10 965 87.2% 69.3%
Essa 464 459 4 1 July 16 1,925 79.4% 54.5%
Innisfil 1,222 1,195 18 2 July 18 2,964 71.2% 50.6%
Midland 201 194 6   July 13 1,098 81.6% 62.3%
New Tecumseth  1,486 1,468 18   June 24 3,510 74.1% 52.4%
Orillia 308 299 8   July 13 911 84.4% 63.7%
Oro-Medonte 215 210 5   June 14 922 89.7% 70.9%
Penetanguishene 200 192 8   June 30 2,086 85.2% 66.8%
Ramara 108 107 1   June 27 1,033 66.4% 49.1%
Severn 83 79 3   June 21 547 60.9% 46.6%
Springwater 281 279 2   June 23 1,311 84.3% 66.3%
Tay 117 115 2   June 24 1,043 84.9% 61%
Tiny 131 129 2   May 26 976 72.3% 56.9%
Wasaga Beach 261 256 5   June 29 1,101 80.3% 60.3%

*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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Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter, photographer and community editor. She has 12 years of experience as a local journalist.
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