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3 Collingwood residents among 35 new COVID cases in region today

Three new cases in Wasaga Beach also included in today's update
2020-07-28 SMDHU offices 3
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 35 new COVID-19 cases in its latest update published Sept. 10.

Included in the new cases are 26 unvaccinated individuals, two partially vaccinated people, and seven fully vaccinated people.

The new cases reported today are as follows: 

  • Collingwood (3): One youth under 18 years old, one person between 18 and 34 years old, and one person between 35 and 44 years old. One case is listed as community-acquired (no known link) and the other two are still under investigation. 
  • Wasaga Beach (3): One youth under 18 years old, one person between 18 and 34 years old, and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is listed as community-acquired (no known link). The other two cases are still under investigation. 
  • Barrie (6): One youth under 18 years old, four people between 18 and 34 years old, and one person between 35 and 44 years old. Five cases are linked to close contact transmission and one case is still under investigation. 
  • Innisfil (1): One person between 18 and 35 years old whose case is linked to close contact transmission.
  • Bradford (3): One youth under 18 years old, one person between 18 and 34 years old, and one person between 65 and 79 years old. One case is listed as community-acquired (no known link), and the other two are under investigation. 
  • Orillia (4): Two people between 18 and 34 years old and two people between 35 and 44 years old. Three cases are listed as community-acquired (no known link) and one is still under investigation. 
  • Ramara (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is listed as community-acquired (no known link). 
  • Oro-Medonte (3): Two youth under 18 years old, and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is listed as close contact transmission and the other two are still under investigation. 
  • Tay (2): One person between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is linked to close contact transmission and the other is under investigation. 
  • Essa (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is still under investigation.
  • New Tecumseth (5): One youth under 18 years old, one person between 18 and 34 years old, three people between 45 and 64 years old. Two cases are listed as community-acquired (no known link) and the rest are still under investigation. 
  • Adjala-Tosorontio (1): One person between 45 and 64 years old whose case is listed as community-acquired. 
  • Muskoka District (2): One person from Muskoka Lakes, and one person from Lake of Bays.

There are currently 270 active cases in the region. 

Thirteen people from Simcoe County and one person from Muskoka District are hospitalized with COVID-19. 

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 13,130 cases of COVID-19 with 12,604 of those cases recovered and 256 cases ending in death. 

The health unit has confirmed 5,652 of the region's cases were variant strains. There are 190 lab-confirmed variant cases still active.

The variant case breakdown includes: 

4,008 alpha cases,
168 gamma cases, 
34 beta cases,
781 delta cases,
and 661 cases have screened positive and are awaiting further testing.

According to the health unit, 76 per cent of the population 12 years and older living in Simcoe-Muskoka have received both doses of vaccine and another seven per cent have had their first vaccine dose.

Approximately 27 per cent of the total population of Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) is unvaccinated and 67 per cent is fully vaccinated. 

For more on the vaccination status of Simcoe-Muskoka cases and hospitalizations, click here.

Anyone born in 2009 or earlier living in Simcoe-Muskoka region can book their first or second dose of vaccine online via Ontario vaccine booking system. More appointments are added regularly for clinics throughout the region.

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 Sept. 9.

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Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Cumulative incidence rate* % of 12+ pop. with two doses of vaccine
Adj-Tosorontio 215 210 2   Sept. 9 1,814 60.5%
Barrie 4,348 4,156 121 3 Sept. 9 2,834 75.3%
Bradford W-G 2,158 2,099 38 1 Sept. 9 4,943 73%
Clearview 143 137 5   Sept. 7 951 69.4%
Collingwood 257 247 3   Sept. 9 1,042 85.3%
Essa 528 500 4 1 Sept. 9 2,190 77.3%
Innisfil 1,294 1,252 18 2 Sept. 9 3,138 69.2%
Midland 208 199 6   Sept. 7 1,136 79.8%
New Tecumseth  1,574 1,524 18 4 Sept. 9 3,718 72.3%
Orillia 348 328 8   Sept. 9 1,029 82.4%
Oro-Medonte 239 225 5   Sept. 9 1,025 87.6%
Penetanguishene 204 196 8   Sept. 2 2,117 83.1%
Ramara 115 112 1   Sept. 9 1,100 64.4%
Severn 91 86 3   Sept. 3 607 59.4%
Springwater 303 295 2   Sept. 5 1,414 83.3%
Tay 126 119 2   Sept. 9 1,123 82.3%
Tiny 137 133 2   Sept. 4 1,028 71.2%
Wasaga Beach 296 276 5 2 Sept. 9 1,240 78.4%

~Fully-vaccinated means an individual whose second dose was 14 or more days before the onset of COVID-19 symptoms.

*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




Erika Engel

About the Author: Erika Engel

Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter, photographer and community editor. She has 12 years of experience as a local journalist.
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