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Health unit confirms 12 new COVID-19 cases in region

There are no new coronavirus cases in Orillia; To date, there have been 17 cases in Orillia since the pandemic began in March
2018-07-27 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit RB
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit office on Sperling Drive in Barrie. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says there are 12 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the since the last update on Friday.

A Wasaga woman in her 70s is among the new cases; she acquired the coronavirus through community transmission. This is the first case reported in Wasaga Beach since May 20.

Among the other cases reported today are two women from Barrie, one in her 30s and one in her 40s. The first is a close contact case and the second is under investigation.

There’s also a new case out of Springwater, a man in his 40s, whose case is linked to community transmission.

There are also two new cases out of Bradford West-Gwillimbury, both women in their 50s and both community acquired cases.

Another two cases have been reported out of Innisfil, a woman in her 30s and a man in his 40s. Her case is under investigation and his case is community-acquired.

New Tecumseth has two new community-acquired cases, a man and a woman in their 30s.

The final cases reported today include a man in his 20s from Adjala-Tosorontio and a Huntsville woman in her 70s, both community-acquired. There hasn’t been a case reported in Huntsville since May 5.

The health unit has reported 498 cases of COVID-19 in the region to-date, including 418 recoveries and 36 deaths. There are seven people hospitalized in the region with COVID-19.

The case breakdown by municipality, according to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, is as follows:

  • Barrie (159 total cases, 135 recoveries, 14 deaths)
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury (103 total cases, 87 recoveries, 12 deaths)
  • New Tecumseth (53 total cases, 43 recoveries, two in hospital, one death)
  • Innisfil (40 total cases, 33 recoveries, two in hospital)
  • Orillia (17 total cases, 14 recoveries, two deaths, one in hospital)
  • Collingwood (15 total cases, all recovered)
  • Wasaga Beach (14 total cases, 12 recoveries, one death)
  • Clearview (seven total cases, six recoveries, one death)
  • Springwater (10 total cases, seven recoveries, one death)
  • Midland (six total cases, all recovered)
  • Oro-Medonte (six total cases, three recoveries, two deaths)
  • Adjala-Tosorontio (eight total cases, seven recoveries)
  • Essa (14 total cases, 11 recoveries, one death)
  • Ramara (seven total cases, all recovered)
  • Tiny (three total cases, all recovered)
  • Tay (five total cases, all recovered)
  • Penetanguishene (five total cases, three recovered)
  • Severn (six total cases, three recovered)


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Erika Engel

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Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter and editor. She has 15 years of experience as a local journalist
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