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Testing captures 364 new COVID cases in region, 7 in Collingwood

12 new cases in Clearview and 18 in Wasaga Beach included in the latest update from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
2021-12-07 Health unit Sperling RB 1
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit offices are located on Sperling Drive in Barrie.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 364 new COVID-19 cases in its Jan. 11 update.

Though the health unit is providing updates on local lab-confirmed cases, a notice on its website indicates the case numbers are underestimating COVID transmission in the community. COVID testing is only available for select groups and is therefore not catching all the cases in the community.

Included in the new cases reported today are 64 unvaccinated, 10 partially vaccinated, and 220 fully vaccinated people. 

There are 7,975 active, lab-confirmed cases in the region, but this total doesn't include those who did not get tested.

Thirty-eight Simcoe-Muskoka residents are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. 

Over the last eight weeks, there have been 80 unvaccinated people, seven partially vaccinated, and 34 fully vaccinated people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Simcoe Muskoka. All have been over 12 years old. 

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 26,406 cases of COVID-19 with 17,922 of those cases recovered and 292 cases ending in death. 

A little over 75 per cent of the entire population of Simcoe-Muskoka has been fully vaccinated. Currently, 85 per cent of the population that is five years of age or older has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. More than 37 per cent of the over-12 population has had three doses of COVID vaccine. 

There are 37 cases linked to outbreaks included in today's report, and the rest are listed as "sporadic" cases. 

Included in the new cases reported today are 46 youth under 18 years old, 110 people between 18 and 34 years old, 62 people between 35 and 44 years old, 81 people between 45 and 64 years old, 32 people between 65 and 79 years old, and 33 people 80 years old and older.

The new cases reported in Simcoe County today include: 

  • Collingwood (7)
  • Clearview (12)
  • Wasaga Beach (18)
  • Barrie (106) 
  • Springwater (9)
  • Innisfil (28)  
  • Bradford (61)
  • Orillia (29) 
  • Oro-Medonte (7)
  • Severn (13)  
  • Ramara (3)  
  • Midland (6)
  • Tiny (2)
  • Tay (5) 
  • Penetanguishene (1) 
  • Essa (6)
  • New Tecumseth (18) 
  • Adjala-Tosorontio (7)

New cases reported in Muskoka District include:

  • Bracebridge (2) 
  • Gravenhurst (11) 
  • Huntsville (10)
  • Lake of Bays (1)
  • Georgian Bay Township (2)

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 Jan. 11.

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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 405 288 2   Jan. 10 3,417 312 77.2%
Barrie 8,989 6,109 137 14 Jan. 10 6,109 633 86.4%
Bradford W-G 3,505 2,519 41   Jan. 10 7,571 577 86.3%
Clearview 359 215 5   Jan. 10 2,388 373 85%
Collingwood 597 346 4   Jan. 10 2,420 389 90.1%
Essa 984 709 6 1 Jan. 10 4,082 340 75.7%
Innisfil 2,332 1,661 21 4 Jan. 10 5,656 614 85.4%
Midland 497 308 7 4 Jan. 10 2,715 552 87.4%
New Tecumseth  2,423 1,859 19 3 Jan. 10 5,723 423 80.9%
Orillia 1,060 605 12 1 Jan. 10 3,136 506 90%
Oro-Medonte 639 389 6 2 Jan. 10 2,730 313 84.6%
Penetanguishene 420 283 8 1 Jan. 10 4,358 695 90.7%
Ramara 259 177 1 1 Jan. 10 2,477 297 87.1%
Severn 400 178 3   Jan. 10 2,667 480 85.7%
Springwater 922 526 2 1 Jan. 10 4,301 495 92.3%
Tay 285 181 3   Jan. 10 2,541 375 87.9%
Tiny 365 214 2 2 Jan. 10 2,720 469 80.2%
Wasaga Beach 658 448 5 2 Jan. 10 2,776 418 87.1%

~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 Jan. 2. N/A indicates fewer than five cases in a week