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Two new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Severn Township today

There have been 480 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the region to-date
2018-07-27 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit RB
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit office on Sperling Drive in Barrie. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

There have been four more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Simcoe County today, including two in Severn, one in Barrie, and one in Innisfil.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported the new cases this morning. According to information released on the health unit website, the latest cases include a Severn woman in her 60s, a Severn woman in her 20s, a Barrie man in his 20s and an Innisfil woman in her 80s. The transmission for the Barrie man is still under investigation, but the other three cases were close contacts of previously confirmed COVID-19 cases.

There have now been 480 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Simcoe-Muskoka region, and 397 people are reported recovered. Thirty-six people have died from the coronavirus, including 23 residents of two long-term care homes – Bradford Valley Care Community and Owen Hill Care Community.

There are eight people hospitalized in the region, and seven of those patients hospitalized are from Simcoe County.

The incidence rate (including lab-confirmed cases only) for Simcoe County is 86.7 cases per 100,000 people. The provincial average is 193.1 cases per 100,000 population.

For the older portion of the population, the incidence rate is much higher. In Simcoe-Muskoka, the incidence rate for people aged 80 and older is 196 cases per 100,000 population. The case fatality rate in the region for people aged 80 and over is more than 35 per cent.

The case breakdown by municipality, according to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, is as follows:

  • Barrie (155 cases, 128 recoveries, 14 deaths)
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury (100 cases, 80 recoveries, 12 deaths, one in hospital)
  • New Tecumseth (50 cases, 43 recoveries, two in hospital, one death)
  • Innisfil (38 cases, 31 recoveries, two in hospital)
  • Orillia (17 cases, 13 recoveries, two deaths, one in hospital)
  • Collingwood (15 cases, all recovered)
  • Wasaga Beach (13 cases, 12 recoveries, one death)
  • Clearview (seven cases, six recoveries, one death)
  • Springwater (nine cases, seven recoveries, one death)
  • Midland (six cases, all recovered)
  • Oro-Medonte (six cases, three recoveries, two deaths)
  • Adjala-Tosorontio (seven cases, all recovered)
  • Essa (13 cases, nine recoveries, one death)
  • Ramara (seven cases, all recovered)
  • Tiny (three cases, all recovered)
  • Tay (five cases, four recoveries, one in hospital)
  • Penetanguishene (four cases, three recovered)
  • Severn (six cases, three recovered)