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Province reporting 153 new COVID cases today, four more deaths

A little over 15 per cent of all cases — or 5,488 — are residents of long-term care homes
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The province is reporting 153 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total to 35,370 in Ontario.

This represents an increase of 0.4 per cent since the last report. 

There have also been four more deaths attributed to coronavirus since the last provincial report. 

Of the total number of cases, 30,730 have been resolved, which accounts for 86.9 per cent. This includes 204 recoveries since the last report. 

A little over 15 per cent of all cases — or 5,488 — are residents of long-term care homes. 

Additionally, there are 2,290 cases found among health-care workers associated with outbreaks in long-term care facilities. This represents 6.5 per cent of all cases. 

There have now been 2,680 deaths attributed to the virus. Of those, 1,712 have been in long-term care facilities, representing almost two-thirds of all fatalities. Six health-care workers in those facilities have also died from the coronavirus. 

Across Ontario, more than 1.45 million tests have been completed, including 24,322 on Wednesday. There are currently 13,922 cases under investigation. 

There are 119 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 40 patients currently in intensive care, with 26 of those on a ventilator. However, provincial officials say the number of hospitalizations is likely low as many hospitals did not report information for June 30. Those numbers are expected to rise on Friday. 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is also expected to update its local numbers this afternoon.

As of June 30 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has confirmed 599 cases of the coronavirus in the region, and reported 503 of those cases as recovered. There have been 36 deaths linked to COVID in the region since March. 

There are 60 active cases of COVID-19 in the region (56 in Simcoe County), including four people who have been hospitalized with the virus.

The average incidence rate for the province of Ontario is 235.9 cases per 100,000 people, and the rate for Simcoe County is 107.5 cases per 100,000 people. 

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of June 30

Municipality  Total cases   Recoveries   Deaths   In Hospital   Last case reported   Incidence rate* 
Barrie 183 155 14   June 29 122.6
Bradford W-G 123 105 12   June 26 286.3
New Tecumseth 76 55 1 2 June 29 183.4
Innisfil 49 40   1 June 29 120.3
Orillia 18 16 2   June 23 53.8
Collingwood 15 15     May 19 62.5
Wasaga Beach 15 13 1   June 19 65.2
Clearview 8 6 1   June 15 not released
Springwater 13 12 1   June 22 61.9
Midland 7 6     June 29 not released
Oro-Medonte 6 4 2   June 1 not released
Adjala-Tosorontio 9 9     June 16 77.2
Essa 15 14 1   June 19 62.7
Ramara 10 8     June 23 96.3
Tiny 4 4     June 22 not released
Tay 6 5     June 29 not released
Penetanguishene 6 6     June 12 not released
Severn** 5 4     June 23 not released
Georgian Bay 5 4   1 June 22 not released

*Incidence rate is the number of cases per 100,000 of the population for that municipality

**Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit previously reported 10 cases in Severn, but has since reassigned five of the cases to Georgian Bay Township based on their addresses


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Raymond Bowe

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Raymond is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting from Simcoe County since 2000
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