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Orillia resident among five new COVID cases in region Wednesday

The Orillia 'community acquired' case involves a person between 18 and 34 years of age, says health unit in its daily report
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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported five new COVID-19 cases and zero deaths in today's update (July 14). 

Current case incidence rates are the lowest they've been since July and August of 2020. 

There are approximately 41 active cases in the region, which is the lowest the region has seen since this time last year.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,325 cases of COVID-19 with 11,605 of those cases recovered and 254 cases ending in death.

There are four people from Simcoe County hospitalized with COVID-19 related illness. There have been no new hospitalizations reported since Friday.

About 33 per cent of the region's total population is still unvaccinated, which includes children under 12 who are ineligible for a vaccine at this time. Forty-two per cent of the total population is fully vaccinated (50 per cent of the adult population) and 25 per cent has one dose. 

Anyone aged 12 years or older living in Simcoe-Muskoka region can book their first or second dose of vaccine online via Ontario vaccine booking system. More appointments are added regularly for clinics throughout the region.

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

  • Barrie (2): One person between 18 and 34 years old, and one person between 35 and 44 years old. One case is linked to close contact transmission. 
  • Innisfil (1): One person between 45 and 64 years old whose case is linked to close contact transmission.
  • Bradford (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old. 
  • Orillia (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is listed as community-acquired (no known link).

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 July 14). 

It should be noted total cases minus recoveries, deaths, and hospitalizations does not equal active cases. Some confirmed cases were lost to follow-up and therefore are not listed as recovered.

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Cumulative incidence rate* % of adult pop. with one dose of vaccine % of adult pop. with two doses of vaccine
Adj-Tosorontio 209 197 2   July 4 1,763 61.8% 38.1%
Barrie 4,111 3,840 120 1 July 13 2,680 76.5% 48.8%
Bradford W-G 2,077 1,967 38   July 13 4,758 74.7% 51.3%
Clearview 133 124 5   June 29 891 71.1% 43.9%
Collingwood 238 224 3   June 10 965 86.4% 62.9%
Essa 463 442 4   July 8 1,921 78.2% 45.7%
Innisfil 1,219 1,159 18 2 July 13 2,957 70.1% 43.4%
Midland 200 185 6   July 12 1,082 80.8% 53.3%
New Tecumseth  1,486 1,419 18   June 24 3,510 73.1% 45.6%
Orillia 308 283 8   July 13 911 83.4% 55.3%
Oro-Medonte 215 204 5   June 14 922 88.9% 62%
Penetanguishene 201 184 8   June 30 2,086 84.5% 61.4%
Ramara 108 105 1   June 27 1,033 65.7% 42.6%
Severn 82 78 2 1 June 21 547 60.3% 40.3%
Springwater 281 271 2   June 23 1,311 83.6% 58.1%
Tay 117 112 2   June 10 1,043 83.9% 51.1%
Tiny 131 122 2   May 26 976 71.5% 50.7%
Wasaga Beach 261 243 5   June 29 1,101 79.5% 53.1%

*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