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No new COVID-19 cases reported in Simcoe-Muskoka today

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported its first case on March 10
2020-03-12 Charles Gardner
Dr. Charles Gardner, medical officer of health with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health, speaks to reporters on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the Barrie offices following the announcement that a local man has tested positive for COVID-19. Shawn Gibson/BarrieToday

For the first time since March, the region's health unit is reporting no new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Simcoe-Muskoka today. 

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported its first case of COVID-19 on March 10. Since that first week, the health unit has reported new cases every day except for March 17 and 26.

There have been four new recoveries reported today by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, leaving 41 cases hospitalized or recovering in the region. 

There have now been 480 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Simcoe-Muskoka region, and 401 people (83 per cent of cases) are reported recovered. Thirty-six people have died from the coronavirus, including 23 residents of two long-term care homes – Bradford Valley Care Community and Owen Hill Care Community.

There are eight people hospitalized in the region, and seven of those patients hospitalized are from Simcoe County.

The incidence rate (including lab-confirmed cases only) for Simcoe County is 86.7 cases per 100,000 people. The provincial average is 195.4 cases per 100,000 population.

The case breakdown by municipality, according to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, is as follows:

  • Barrie (155 cases, 130 recoveries, 14 deaths)
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury (100 cases, 82 recoveries, 12 deaths, one in hospital)
  • New Tecumseth (50 cases, 43 recoveries, two in hospital, one death)
  • Innisfil (38 cases, 31 recoveries, two in hospital)
  • Orillia (17 cases, 13 recoveries, two deaths, one in hospital)
  • Collingwood (15 cases, all recovered)
  • Wasaga Beach (13 cases, 12 recoveries, one death)
  • Clearview (seven cases, six recoveries, one death)
  • Springwater (nine cases, seven recoveries, one death)
  • Midland (six cases, all recovered)
  • Oro-Medonte (six cases, three recoveries, two deaths)
  • Adjala-Tosorontio (seven cases, all recovered)
  • Essa (13 cases, nine recoveries, one death)
  • Ramara (seven cases, all recovered)
  • Tiny (three cases, all recovered)
  • Tay (five cases, four recoveries, one in hospital)
  • Penetanguishene (four cases, three recovered)
  • Severn (six cases, three recovered)

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