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79 new COVID cases in Simcoe-Muskoka region today

2 cases in Clearview, 3 in Wasaga Beach
2020-07-28 SMDHU offices 2
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 79 new COVID-19 cases and zero deaths in its latest update posted Nov. 23.

The new cases reported in the region today are as follows:  

  • Clearview (2): One youth under 18 years old, and one person between 18 and 34 years old. The youth case is listed as community-acquired (no known link) and the other case is still under investigation.
  • Wasaga Beach (3): One person between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old, and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is listed as community-acquired (no known link) and the other case is still under investigation.
  • Barrie (39): Seven youth under 18 years old, 17 people between 18 and 34 years old, three people between 35 and 44 years old, eight people between 45 and 64 years old, four people between 65 and 79 years old. Four cases are listed as community-acquired, one outbreak-related, and nine are linked to close contact. The rest of the cases are still under investigation. 
  • Springwater (4): Three people between 18 and 34 years old, and one person between 45 and 64 years old. All four cases are under investigation.
  • Innisfil (7):  Three youth under 18 years old, two people between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 45 and 64 years old, and one person between 65 and 79 years old. One case is listed as community-acquired, and two are linked to close contact transmission. 
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury (3): One youth under 18 years old, and two people between 45 and 64 years old. One case is linked to close contact and the other two are still under investigation. 
  • Orillia (7): Three youth under 18 years old, one person between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old, and two people between 45 and 64 years old. Four cases are linked to close contact and the rest are under investigation. 
  • Oro-Medonte (1): One person between 35 and 44 years old, whose case is linked to close contact transmission. 
  • Midland (2): One person between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. Both cases are still under investigation. 
  • Severn (3): One person between 18 and 34 years old and two people between 35 and 44 years old. One case is linked to close contact transmission, one is listed as community-acquired (no known link) and the other is still under investigation. 
  • Penetanguishene (1): One youth under 18 years old whose case is still under investigation.
  • Essa (1): One youth under 18 years old whose case is linked to close contact transmission. 
  • Muskoka District (6): Three people from Bracebridge, one person from Georgian Bay Township, and two people from Huntsville. 

Included in the new cases reported today are 41 unvaccinated, one partially vaccinated, and 37 fully vaccinated people. 

There are currently 510 active cases in the region. 

Twenty-eight people from Simcoe County and one from Muskoka District are hospitalized with COVID-19. 

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 15,154 cases of COVID-19 with 14,367 of those cases recovered and 277 cases ending in death. 

More than 74 per cent of the population living in Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) have received both doses of vaccine and 77 per cent have had at least one dose of a vaccine.

Active Outbreaks 

Current school outbreaks in Simcoe County include: 

  • Hewitt's Creek Public School, Barrie, declared Nov. 22, three cases
  • Tosorontio Central Public School, Everett, declared Nov. 22, six cases
  • ESC Nouvelle Alliance (secondary school), Barrie, declared Nov. 19, two cases. 
  • ES Le Caron secondary school, Penetanguishene, declared Nov. 19, seven cases
  • Forest Hill Public School, Midhurst, declared Nov. 19, three cases
  • St. Ann's elementary school, Penetanguishene, declared Nov. 19, two cases
  • West Bayfield Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 18, seven cases
  • Trillium Woods Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 18, three cases
  • Severn Shores Public School, Cumberland Beach, declared Nov. 18, seven cases 
  • Emma King Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 17, eight cases
  • Maple Grove Public School, Barrie, declared Nov. 16, 11 cases
  • St. Joan of Arc Secondary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 16, two cases
  • St. Marie of the Incarnation, Bradford, declared Nov. 15, six cases
  • Monsignor Clair Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 15, five cases
  • W.C. Little Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 12, 10 cases
  • Nottawa Elementary School, Clearview Township, declared Nov. 12, three cases
  • Terry Fox Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 10, seven cases
  • St. Catherine of Siena Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 1, 11 cases

Other ongoing outbreaks reported in Simcoe County include: 

  • Mapleview Community Church, Barrie, declared Nov. 4, 27 local cases (with more cases in people who live outside the region)
  • Unnamed shelter in Simcoe County, declared Nov. 19, seven cases
  • Unnamed shelter in Simcoe County, declared Nov. 1, 26 cases
  • Unnamed shelter in Simcoe County, declared Nov. 8, seven cases.

Breakdown by municipality

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 Nov. 23.

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Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Cumulative incidence rate* Weekly incidence rate*** % of 12+ pop. with two doses of vaccine
Adj-Tosorontio 238 225 2   Nov. 21 2,008 84 75.7%
Barrie 5,170 4,799 130 14 Nov. 22 3,370 124 85%
Bradford W-G 2,323 2,260 39 2 Nov. 22 5,321 41 84.7%
Clearview 174 158 5   Nov. 22 1,158 53 83.8%
Collingwood 298 289 4   Nov. 20 1,208 24 89.2%
Essa 598 581 5 3 Nov. 22 2,481 33 73.9%
Innisfil 1,459 1,409 21 1 Nov. 22 3,539 58 83.5%
Midland 235 220 6 3 Nov. 22 1,284 38 86.8%
New Tecumseth  1,715 1,676 19   Nov. 20 4,051 45 79.5%
Orillia 429 401 9 1 Nov. 22 1,269 30 89.2%
Oro-Medonte 284 270 6   Nov. 22 1,217 21 83.5%
Penetanguishene 250 231 8   Nov. 22 2,594 93 90.6%
Ramara 138 132 1   Nov. 20 1,310 48 85.9%
Severn 113 93 3   Nov. 22 754 93 84.7%
Springwater 370 355 2   Nov. 22 1,726 42 90.8%
Tay 142 137 3   Nov. 20 1,266 54 86.9%
Tiny 157 152 2   Nov. 16 1,170 N/A 79.2%
Wasaga Beach 364 332 5 4 Nov. 22 1,535 34 85.9%

~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

***Weekly COVID-19 incidence rate per 100,000 by municipality for week of Nov. 14. N/A indicates fewer than five cases in a week




Erika Engel

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