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Health unit confirms 22 new COVID cases in Simcoe County

A Simcoe Manor resident has died after contracting COVID-19; There are no new cases in Orillia today
2020-07-28 SMDHU offices 3

Since Friday, 22 Simcoe County and two Muskoka District residents have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 24 new cases today, including five cases related to the outbreak at Simcoe Manor long-term care facility in Beeton. Four of the new cases are over 80 years old (two women and two men) and one woman is between 45 and 64 years old. The Simcoe-County owned and operated home has 126 resident beds. 

Two residents have died at the home, one of the deaths, a man over 80 years old, has been confirmed COVID-related. The second individual who died was tested for COVID, but their results had not been processed when the county last provided an update on Sunday.

Among today's new Simcoe County cases are two Wasaga Beach residents, both men and both between 18 and 34 years old. Both transmission sources are still under investigation. 

There are seven new cases in Barrie today, including one boy under 18 years old (under investigation), two between 18 and 34 years old (one close contact, the other under investigation), two women between 18 and 34 years old (both close contacts), a man between 35 and 44 years old and a woman between 45 and 64 years old (both close contact cases). 

There is one new case in Innisfil, a man between 65 and 79 years old whose transmission is still under investigation. 

In addition to the Simcoe Manor cases, there are four more New Tecumseth cases including a woman between 18 and 34 years old (under investigation), a woman between 35 and 44 years (close contact), and a woman and a man between 45 and 64 years old (both close contact).

The final three Simcoe County cases are Bradford West Gwillimbury residents, including a man and a woman between 35 and 44 years old (under investigation and close contact), and a woman between 65 and 79 years old. 

The two Muskoka cases are Gravenhurst residents, one man and one woman, both between 18 and 34 years old and both transmission sources under investigation. 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported a total of 943 cases of COVID-19. There are now 823 cases listed as recovered. There are 73 unrecovered cases in Simcoe County. There are no hospitalizations reported on the health unit website. Thirty-nine people have died.

Case breakdown from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit by municipality for Simcoe County as of Oct. 5

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 325 287 14   Oct. 5 218
Bradford W-G 172 146 12   Oct. 5 400
New Tecumseth 116 97 3   Oct. 5 280
Innisfil 65 58     Oct. 5 160
Orillia 25 20 2   Sept. 28 75
Collingwood 17 17     Aug. 20 71
Wasaga Beach 25 22 1   Oct. 5 109
Clearview 13 9 1   Oct. 2 88
Springwater 17 15 1   Oct. 1 81
Midland 12 12     July 24 67
Oro-Medonte 12 9 2   Sept. 30 51
Adjala-Tosorontio 10 9     Sept. 30 86
Essa 23 20 1   Oct. 2 96
Ramara 13 13     Sept. 8 125
Tiny 7 7     Aug. 28 not released
Tay 9 9     July 23 81
Penetanguishene 10 9 1   Sept. 22 103
Severn 8 8     Sept. 29 not released

*Incidence rate is number of cases per 100,000 people in the local population.

**Total cases includes the number of cases currently recovering at home as well as any that have recovered, died, or are in hospital.