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Health unit reports 29 new COVID cases today in Simcoe County

There are no new cases in Orillia today; Among the new cases today are six cases reported in youth under 18
2020-07-28 SMDHU offices 2

The region's health unit has confirmed 29 new cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County today, including six cases in youth under 18 years old. 

The new cases reported today include three Adjala-Tosorontio residents, seven Barrie residents, five Bradford West Gwillimbury residents, one Georgian Bay resident, four Innisfil residents, one Springwater resident, and eight New Tecumseth residents. 

In Barrie, the seven new cases include two girls under 18. One case is linked to close contact and the other remains under investigation. There are also three Barrie men between 18 and 34 years old on the list of new cases, two are linked to close contact and one is under investigation. The final two Barrie cases have been linked to a congregate setting outbreak and they include a woman between 18 and 34 years old and a man over the age of 80. 

In Bradford, the new cases reported today include a woman between 18 and 34 years old and four men between 45 and 64 years old. One case was reported as community-acquired, the others are still under investigation. 

In Innisfil, the four cases include a boy under 18 years old, a man between 35 and 44 years old, and two men between 45 and 64 years old. Two cases are still under investigation, one is linked to close contact, and one is community-acquired. 

In Springwater, the lone new case is a woman between 35 and 44 years old whose case is linked to an educational setting outbreak. 

A second educational outbreak case was reported today by the health unit, this one a Georgian Bay Township boy under 18. 

The three Adjala-Tosorontio cases reported today include a girl under 18, a man between 18 and 34 years old, and a woman between 35 and 44 years old. All three cases are still under investigation. 

Finally, in New Tecumseth, the eight new cases include a girl under 18, two women and a man between 18 and 34 years old, a woman and a man between 35 and 44 years old, and two women between 45 and 64 years old. All eight cases are still under investigation.  

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported a total of 1,938 cases of COVID-19, with 1,848 of those in Simcoe County. There are 1,659 cases listed as recovered in the region. Fifteen people are currently hospitalized, all are Simcoe County residents. The health unit has confirmed 52 deaths since March.

The incidence rate for Simcoe County is 350 cases per 100,000 people.

Case breakdown from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit by municipality for Simcoe County as of Nov. 24.

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie  569 489 15 10 Nov. 24 381
Bradford W-G  343 292 12 1 Nov. 24 798
New Tecumseth  330 276 12 1 Nov. 24 796
Innisfil 177 154 1 2 Nov. 24 434
Orillia 34 27 3   Nov. 23 102
Collingwood 24 21     Nov. 23 100
Wasaga Beach 35 31 1   Nov. 23 152
Clearview 34 30 1   Nov. 23 230
Springwater 35 22 1   Nov. 24 167
Midland 16 16     Nov. 19 89
Oro-Medonte 23 20 2   Nov. 12 99
Adjala-Tosorontio 38 33     Nov. 24 326
Essa 96 82 1 1 Nov. 23 401
Ramara 18 15     Nov. 18 173
Tiny 18 16     Nov. 23 137
Tay 26 23 1   Nov. 23 235
Penetanguishene 19 17 1   Nov. 19 196
Severn 13 12     Nov. 20 87
Georgian Bay 9 8     Nov. 24 319

 *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