For the second day in a row, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported zero new COVID-19 cases in the region.
The health unit has reported new cases nearly every day since March, and has not had two consecutive days without new cases since early March.
Yesterday, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Charles Gardner announced there are no institutional outbreaks currently active in the region "for the first time in many, many, many weeks."
Dr. Gardner also noted though the region experienced a resurgence of cases, that has now ended. He said the doubling rate (the amount of time it takes for cases in the region to double) is now nine months, which is the longest it's ever been. He also noted the reproductive rate of the virus shows fewer than one person is infected by every one case, meaning the spread in the region is trending downwards instead of plateauing or growing.
There is one outbreak at a food processing plant in Simcoe County where 16 workers have tested positive and 14 of them are residents in the region.
There are now 30 active cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County and Muskoka District, according to the health unit's epidemiological report.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 606 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.
Thirty-six people have died and the health unit has reported 540 recoveries and 36 deaths. The incidence rate for Simcoe-Muskoka region is 102.1 cases per 100,000 people in the population.
The average incidence rate of infection for Ontario is 242.6 cases of COVID per 100,000 people in the population.
There are 29 active cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County, and one active case in Muskoka. There are two people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Simcoe County and one in Muskoka.
|Municipality||Total cases||Recoveries||Deaths||In Hospital||Last case reported||Incidence rate*|
|Bradford W-G||123||108||12||June 26||286.3|
|New Tecumseth||80||69||1||1||July 3||190.6|
|Wasaga Beach||15||14||1||June 19||65.2|
|Clearview||8||6||1||June 15||not released|
|Midland||8||4||July 6||not released|
|Oro-Medonte||7||5||2||June 1||not released|
|Tiny||4||4||July 6||not released|
|Tay||8||7||June 29||not released|
|Penetanguishene||6||6||June 12||not released|
|Severn||5||5||June 23||not released|
|Georgian Bay||5||4||1||June 22||not released|
*Incidence rate is number of cases per 100,000 people in the local population.