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Eight new COVID cases reported in Simcoe-Muskoka Thursday

There are no new cases in Orillia or the surrounding townships, health unit officials say
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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported eight new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths today (June 10).

There are 222 active cases in the region. 

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,107 cases of COVID-19 with 11,216 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 includes one new hospitalization since yesterday's update. 

The health unit has reported a total of 4,775 variant strain cases, with 148 of those still active. 

To date, 361,686 Simcoe-Muskoka residents (59.8 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, 53,322 people (8.8 per cent of the population) have also received a second dose. 

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

Since yesterday, three cases (from Collingwood, Barrie, and Bracebridge) were removed from the health unit case list because they were transferred to another public health unit or further investigation revealed they did not meet case definition. 

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

  • Wasaga Beach (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old.
  • Barrie (3): Three people between 18 and 34 years old. One of the cases was confirmed in November 2020, but had not yet been publicly reported.
  • Springwater (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is outrbreak-related.
  • Innisfil (2): Two people between 18 and 34 years old. Both cases are linked to close contact with another known case. 
  • Penetanguishene (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old.

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 4,047 3,724 118 7 June 9 21 2,638 56.7%
Bradford W-G 2,057 1,911 37 5 June 8 66 4,712 57.4%
New Tecumseth  1,481 1,400 18 4 June 8 38 3,498 55.5%
Innisfil 1,194 1,113 16 4 June 9 44 2,896 56.9%
Orillia 300 267 8 1 June 4 24 887 66.6%
Collingwood 235 219 3   June 5   953 69.9%
Wasaga Beach 256 232 5   June 9   1,080 66.1%
Clearview 132 121 4 1 June 5   878 54.7%
Springwater 279 264 2   June 9   1,302 64.5%
Midland 198 182 6   June 4   1,082 66%
Oro-Medonte 204 190 5   June 3   875 71.4%
Adj-Tosorontio 206 189 1 1 June 6   1,738 47.3%
Essa 461 438 4 1 June 2 25 1,912 48%
Ramara 98 95     June 4   937 52.3%
Tiny 131 122 2   May 26   976 60.5%
Tay 115 108 2   June 8   1,025 67.8%
Penetanguishene 178 158 8   June 9   1,847 69.6%
Severn 77 72 2   June 3   513 48.5%

*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