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25 new COVID cases in Simcoe-Muskoka Wednesday, one in Collingwood

There are also two new cases in Wasaga Beach included in today's update
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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 25 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths today (June 9).

Of the new cases reported today, 20 are in Simcoe County and five are in Muskoka District. 

There are 220 active cases in the region. 

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,102 cases of COVID-19 with 11,211 of those cases recovered and 246 cases ending in death.

There are 24 people from Simcoe County and one person from Muskoka District hospitalized with COVID-19, which is includes one new hospitalization since yesterday's update. 

The health unit has reported a total of 4,732 variant strain cases, with 137 of those still active. 

To date, 357,796 Simcoe-Muskoka residents (59.2 per cent of the population) region have received their first dose of vaccination against COVID-19, which is 69.8 per cent of the region's over-18 population.

As of today, 50,394 people (8.3 per cent of the population) have also received a second dose. 

For information on the ongoing outbreaks in the region, click here. 

The new cases reported in Simcoe County and Muskoka District today include (case transmission is under investigation unless otherwise specified). 

  • Collingwood (1): One person between 45 and 64 years old. 
  • Wasaga Beach (2): One person between 35 and 44 years old and one person between 65 and 79 years old. One case is linked to close contact transmission. 
  • Barrie (8): Three youth under 18 years old, two people between 18 and 34 years old, and three people between 35 and 44 years old. Five cases are linked to close contact transmission. 
  • Springwater (2): Two people between 18 and 34 years old.
  • Innisfil (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is linked to close contact with another known case. 
  • Bradford (1): One youth under 18 years old. 
  • Tay (1): One person between 45 and 64 years old whose case is linked to close contact. 
  • Penetanguishene (3): Three between 18 and 34 years old.
  • New Tecumseth (1): One person between 35 and 44 years old.
  • There are five new cases in Muskoka, including one in Muskoka Lakes, one in Huntsville, two in Gravenhurst, and one in Bracebridge.  

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 June 8). 

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Weekly incidence rate*** Cumulative incidence rate* % of pop. with one dose of vaccine
Barrie 4,045 3,720 118 7 June 8 21 2,637 55.9%
Bradford W-G 2,056 1,911 37 5 June 8 66 4,710 57.2%
New Tecumseth  1,480 1,398 18 4 June 8 38 3,496 54.5%
Innisfil 1,193 1,113 16 4 June 8 44 2,894 56.2%
Orillia 300 267 8 1 June 4 24 887 65.8%
Collingwood 236 219 3   June 8   957 69.8%
Wasaga Beach 255 232 5   June 8   1,076 66%
Clearview 132 121 4 1 June 5   878 54.4%
Springwater 278 264 2   June 8   1,297 64.1%
Midland 198 182 6   June 4   1,082 65.6%
Oro-Medonte 204 190 5   June 3   875 70.7%
Adj-Tosorontio 207 190 1 1 June 6   1,747 46.9%
Essa 461 438 4 1 June 2 25 1,912 47.2%
Ramara 98 95     June 4   937 51.8%
Tiny 131 122 2   May 26   976 60.1%
Tay 115 108 2   June 4   1,025 67.3%
Penetanguishene 177 158 8   June 8   1,837 69.1%
Severn 77 72 2   June 3   513 47.8%

*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

***Weekly incidence rate is the number of cases per 100,000 people reported for the week of May 30. Where municipalities have had low or no weekly increase, no rate is included



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