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Orillia woman among 9 new COVID cases in Simcoe County today

Since the pandemic began, there have been 29 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orillia, the health unit says; 25 have recovered
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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit offices are located on Sperling Drive in north-end Barrie. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

The region's health unit has confirmed nine new COVID-19 cases in Simcoe County today - including an Orillia woman.

The Orillia woman, between the age of 18 to 34 years old, is a close contact of someone else who tested positive, says the health unit. 

The health unit has also confirmed the death of a New Tecumseth resident who was living at Simcoe Manor long-term care home. The County of Simcoe reported the resident's death last night. The home has been in active COVID-19 outbreak since the end of September and ten residents have now died.

The other new cases reported today involve residents in Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, New Tecumseth, Tay, and Penetanguishene. 

There are two new cases in Barrie; both under investigation. One is a boy under the age of 18 and the other is a woman between 18 and 34 years old. 

There are two new cases in Bradford; both are close contact transmission. They include a woman between 35 and 44 years old, and a man between 45 and 64 years old. 

There are also two new cases in New Tecumseth today including a girl under the age of 18 whose transmission is under investigation. The second case is a woman between 18 and 34 years old whose case is linked to a congregate setting outbreak. 

The final two cases reported today include a Penetanguishene man between 65 and 79 years old (community-acquired), and a Tay man between 45 and 64 years old (under investigation). 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported a total of 1,356 cases of COVID-19, with 1,277 of those in Simcoe County. There are 1,141 cases listed as recovered. Five people are currently hospitalized. The health unit has recorded 50 deaths.

The incidence rate for Simcoe County is 242 cases per 100,000 people.

Case breakdown from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit by municipality for Simcoe County as of Oct. 30

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie ~ 422 378 14   Oct. 30 283
Bradford W-G ~ 229 197 12 1 Oct. 30 533
New Tecumseth ~ 222 152 12 1 Oct. 30 536
Innisfil ~ 115 95 1   Oct. 29 282
Orillia 29 25 3   Oct. 30 87
Collingwood 19 19     Oct. 13 79
Wasaga Beach 28 26 1   Oct. 28 122
Clearview 24 14 1   Oct. 29 162
Springwater 22 19 1   Oct. 27 105
Midland 14 12   1 Oct. 28 78
Oro-Medonte 21 13 2   Oct. 26 90
Adjala-Tosorontio 23 19   1 Oct. 29 197
Essa 42 36 1 1 Oct. 29 176
Ramara 14 14     Oct. 23 135
Tiny 11 10     Oct. 26 84
Tay 16 13     Oct. 30 145
Penetanguishene 15 13 1   Oct. 30 155
Severn 10 9     Oct. 29 67
Georgian Bay 8 7     Oct. 22 not released

~ Oct. 30: The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has removed one case from Bradford, two cases from Innisfil, one case from New Tecumseth, and one case from Barrie and reassigned them to different health units.

*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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