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Severn woman among 12 new COVID cases in region today

The Severn Township woman, between 45 and 64 years old, is the first case reported in the township since July 27
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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 13 new COVID-19 cases in the region today, including 12 in Simcoe County. 

Five of today's cases involve Barrie residents, including three close-contact cases – two men and one woman between 18 and 34 years old. The two other Barrie cases involve one man between 35 and 44 years old (travel-related) and one man between 45 and 64 years old (under investigation). 

There are two new cases in Innisfil today, including a boy under 18 whose case is under investigation. The other Innisfil case is a man between 45 and 64 years old whose case is also under investigation. 

There are three new Bradford West-Gwillimbury cases involving two women between 18 and 34 years old and a man between 45 and 64 years old. For all three cases, the transmission source is yet to be determined.

A Severn Township woman, between 45 and 64 years old, has also tested positive for the coronavirus. The cause of her case is under investigation. This is the first lab-confirmed case reported in Severn since July 27.

The final two cases reported today include an Essa woman between 35 and 44 years old and a Gravenhurst man between 18 and 34 years old. The Gravenhurst case is attributed to close contact and the other case is under investigation.

The health unit has confirmed a new COVID-19 outbreak at IOOF (Odd Fellow and Rebekah Home) Allandale Long-term Care Home in Barrie. There are also ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks at Leacock Retirement Lodge (Orillia), Muskoka Shores Care Community (Gravenhurst) and The Pines Long Term Care Residence (Bracebridge). 

A COVID-19 outbreak is declared at any long-term care facility where one staff or resident has tested positive for the coronavirus and outbreak status is only lifted once 14 days has passed without a new case.

There are currently four cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Simcoe County District School Board schools, including Worsley Elementary, Admiral Collingwood Elementary, Bear Creek Secondary, and Twin Lakes Secondary School.

Classrooms have been closed at Worsley, Admiral and Bear Creek. 

There are five confirmed school-related cases within Simcoe Muskoka District Catholic School Board facilities, and there are six classrooms closed. The schools include St. Paul's Catholic School (Alliston), St. John Vianney Catholic School (Barrie), St. Angela Merici Catholic School (Bradford), Sister Catherine Donnelly Catholic School (Barrie), and Father F.X. O'Reilly Catholic School (Tottenham).

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported a total of 884 cases of COVID-19, with 823 of those in Simcoe County. There are now 751 cases listed as recovered. There are no hospitalizations reported on the health unit website. Thirty-eight people have died.

The health unit indicates there are 78 unrecovered cases in Simcoe County, and 92 active cases in the region. 

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of Sept. 29

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 310 258 14   Sept. 29 208
Bradford W-G 157 134 12   Sept. 29 365
New Tecumseth 102 89 2   Sept. 28 246
Innisfil 62 55     Sept. 29 152
Orillia 25 20 2   Sept. 28 75
Collingwood 17 17     Sept. 20 71
Wasaga Beach 23 19 1   Sept. 22 100
Clearview 10 8 1   Sept. 28 68
Springwater 16 15 1   Sept. 9 76
Midland 12 12     July 24 67
Oro-Medonte 11 8 2   Sept. 17 47
Adjala-Tosorontio 10 9     Sept. 22 86
Essa 21 19 1   Sept. 29 88
Ramara 13 13     Sept. 8 125
Tiny 7 7     Aug. 28 not released
Tay 9 9     July 23 81.3
Penetanguishene 10 9 1   Sept. 22 92.9
Severn 8 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.