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Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Simcoe County

The two new infections were community-acquired
2018-07-27 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit RB
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit office on Sperling Drive in Barrie. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported two new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 today.

The new cases include a Springwater man in his 20s and an Innisfil woman in her 40s. Both are attributed to community transmission.

There have been 460 cases confirmed in the Simcoe-Muskoka region, and 368 people have been reported recovered. There have been 36 deaths in the region, and 35 of those occurred in Simcoe County.

In Simcoe County, 351 of the 442 confirmed cases are now reported recovered, and seven people are hospitalized.

All of the people from Muskoka District who tested positive for the coronavirus have now recovered, one man from Muskoka Lakes has died.

The case rate (including lab-confirmed cases only) for the Simcoe-Muskoka region is 75.6 cases per 100,000 population. The provincial average is 180.7 cases per 100,000 population.

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

  • Barrie (149 cases, 118 recoveries, 14 deaths) 
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury (99 cases, 76 recoveries, 12 deaths, one in hospital) 
  • New Tecumseth (48 cases, 34 recoveries, three in hospital, one death)
  • 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)
  • Innisfil (35 cases, 29 recoveries, one in hospital)
  • Springwater (nine cases, seven recoveries, one death)
  • Midland (six cases, all recovered)
  • Oro-Medonte (five cases, three recoveries, two deaths)
  • Adjala-Tosorontio (seven cases, all recovered)
  • Essa (11 cases, seven recoveries, one death)
  • Ramara (seven cases, five recoveries)
  • Tiny (three cases, all recovered)
  • Tay (five cases, four recoveries, one in hospital)
  • Penetanguishene (three cases, all recovered)
  • Severn (three cases, all recovered)