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Orillia man is city's first confirmed COVID-19 case this month

A fifth resident has died at Simcoe Manor long-term care home; In all there are 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County today
2020-07-28 SMDHU offices 1

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County today, and has confirmed one more resident of Simcoe Manor, a long-term care facility in Beeton, has died. 

There is a new case in Orillia today, which is the first case reported in the city this month. The Orillia case is a man between 45 and 64 years old, and the transmission source is under investigation, notes the health unit.

There is also one person hopitalized in Orillia, at Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, as a result of the coronavirus.

There are four new Barrie cases reported today including a woman between 18 and 34 whose transmission was by close contact, a woman between 45 and 64 years old whose case was community-acquired, a woman between 45 and 64 years old, and a boy under 18. The latter two case transmissions remain under investigation. 

There is one new community-acquired case in Innisfil, where a man between 45 and 64 has tested positive for the coronavirus. 

The health unit reports two "close contact" cases in Penetanguishene: a girl under 18 and a woman between 35 and 44 years old. 

There is one New Tecumseth case listed, a woman between 45 and 64 years old, but the transmission source for her case remains under investigation.

The final case reported today is a Bradford West Gwillimbury man between 65 and 79 years old whose case transmission is under investigation.

The health unit reported two cases previously reported from Wasaga Beach and one case previously reported from Bradford have been moved to a different health unit.

According to the county's last update, 37 residents and 22 staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at Simcoe Manor and five residents have died since the outbreak began at the facility. 

The health unit has listed one new resident case today, a woman over 80 years old who is living at Simcoe Manor.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported a total of 1,108 cases of COVID-19, with 1,037 of those in Simcoe County. There are now 932 cases listed as recovered. There are 137 active cases in the region, and five people are currently hospitalized The health unit has recorded 43 deaths.

The incidence rate for Simcoe-Muskoka region is 186 cases per 100,000 people.

There have been 22 school-related cases reported in Simcoe County to date, and yesterday the health unit confirmed Simcoe County's first daycare case at a Barrie daycare

Case breakdown from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit by municipality for Simcoe County as of Oct. 15

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 364 322 14   Oct. 15 244
Bradford W-G 200 161 12   Oct. 15 465
New Tecumseth 171 115 7 1 Oct. 15 413
Innisfil 78 70   2 Oct. 15 191
Orillia 26 21 2 1 Oct. 15 78
Collingwood 19 19     Oct. 13 79
Wasaga Beach 25 24 1   Oct. 14 109
Clearview 12 11 1   Oct. 1 81
Springwater 20 18 1   Oct. 14 95
Midland 12 12     July 24 67
Oro-Medonte 13 9 2   Oct. 14 56
Adjala-Tosorontio 13 11     Oct. 13 112
Essa 31 24 1 1 Oct. 14 130
Ramara 13 13     Sept. 8 125
Tiny 7 7     Aug. 28 not released
Tay 12 10     Oct. 8 108
Penetanguishene 14 10 1   Oct. 15 144
Severn 7 7     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.




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