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Oro-Medonte resident among eight new COVID cases Friday

There is also a new case in Gravenhurst today, the health unit says in its daily update
2020-07-28 SMDHU offices 1

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported eight new COVID-19 cases and no deaths in today's update (July 23).

Three of today's new cases are Collingwood youth under 18. The case transmission for all three is linked to close contact with another known case or cases. 

There are two new cases in Barrie today, including one youth under 17 years old and one person between 18 and 34 years old. 

There's one new case in Essa, a person between 19 and 34 years old and one in Oro-Medonte, a person between 35 and 44 years old. Both case transmissions are listed as community-acquired (no known link). 

The final case confirmed today is a Gravenhurst woman between 18 and 34 years old.

There are currently 30 active cases in the region. 

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,350 cases of COVID-19 with 12,065 of those cases recovered and 255 cases ending in death.

There are four people from Simcoe County hospitalized with COVID-19-related illnesses, with no new hospitalizations reported today.

The health unit has confirmed 4,975 variant cases in the region so far, with seven of those cases still active. 

Fifty-two per cent of the region's total population is fully vaccinated, and another 16 per cent has one dose of a COVID vaccine. The remaining 32 per cent is unvaccinated, which includes children under 12 who are ineligible for a vaccine at this time.

According to Public Health Ontario, of the 9,673 cases reported between Dec. 14 and July 10 in Simcoe-Muskoka, 2.6 per cent were symptomatic cases in partially vaccinated people, and 0.3 per cent were symptomatic breakthrough cases (both doses of a vaccine). 

Adding asymptomatic cases, the numbers go up to 3.5 per cent for partially vaccinated individuals, and 0.4 per cent breakthrough cases.

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 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 23). 

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 209 207 2   July 4 1,763 63.1% 47.5%
Barrie 4,121 3,992 120 1 July 22 2,686 78% 59.4%
Bradford W-G 2,079 2,038 38   July 19 4,762 75.8% 58.4%
Clearview 133 128 5   June 16 885 72.4% 55.2%
Collingwood 242 235 3   July 22 981 87.5% 71.7%
Essa 465 459 4 1 July 16 1,925 80% 58.1%
Innisfil 1,222 1,198 18 2 July 18 2,964 71.6% 53%
Midland 201 195 6   July 13 1,098 82.1% 66%
New Tecumseth  1,486 1,468 18   June 24 3,510 74.6% 55.8%
Orillia 308 299 8   July 13 911 84.8% 67.2%
Oro-Medonte 216 210 5   June 22 922 90% 74.1%
Penetanguishene 200 192 8   June 30 2,075 85.5% 69%
Ramara 108 107 1   June 27 1,033 66.8% 53%
Severn 83 79 3   July 18 553 61.2% 49%
Springwater 282 279 2   July 21 1,311 84.5% 69.5%
Tay 117 115 2   June 24 1,043 85.4% 65%
Tiny 131 129 2   May 26 976 72.6% 59.5%
Wasaga Beach 261 256 5   June 29 1,101 80.8% 64.6%

*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




Erika Engel

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Erika regularly covers all things news in Collingwood as a reporter, photographer and community editor. She has 12 years of experience as a local journalist.
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