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Zero new COVID cases in Simcoe for second day in a row

There are 30 active cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County and Muskoka District
2018-07-27 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit RB
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit office on Sperling Drive in Barrie. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

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.

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of July 8

Municipality  Total cases   Recoveries   Deaths   In Hospital   Last case reported   Incidence rate* 
Barrie 183 163 14   July 6 123.2
Bradford W-G 123 108 12   June 26 286.3
New Tecumseth 80 69 1 1 July 3 190.6
Innisfil 49 46   1 June 29 120.3
Orillia 17 15 2   June 23 53.8
Collingwood 15 15     May 19 62.5
Wasaga Beach 15 14 1   June 19 65.2
Clearview 8 6 1   June 15 not released
Springwater 13 12 1   June 22 61.9
Midland 8 4     July 6 not released
Oro-Medonte 7 5 2   June 1 not released
Adjala-Tosorontio 9 9     June 16 77.2
Essa 16 14 1   July 2 66.9
Ramara 10 10     June 23 96.3
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.




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