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Province reports 124 new COVID cases in Ontario today

Two more people have died from the virus since the last provincial update
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Public Health Ontario is reporting 124 new cases of COVID-19 in the province today. 

That is down slightly from Friday when 134 new cases were announced. 

Two more people have died from the virus since the last provincial update. 

Health officials also say there have been 2,777 deaths from the virus, with 1,797 of being residents of long-term care homes. Eight health-care workers in long-term care facilities have also died from the coronavirus.

With today's announcement, there are 39,333 cases in Ontario, as well as 35,237 recoveries, including 163 since the last update. 

Across Ontario, health officials say more than 2.2 million have been tested for the disease, including 33,282 on Friday. There are almost 27,000 cases currently under investigation in the province. 

Seventy-three people are hospitalized due to COVID-19 and 27 patients are in intensive care. Twelve people are on a ventilator.

Locally, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 657 cases of COVID-19 to date, with 626 of those cases located in Simcoe County.

There are 600 cases now recovered and 36 people have died in the region. The health unit indicates there are 21 active cases in the region – all in Simcoe County – and four of those cases are hospitalized.

In Simcoe-Muskoka, the incidence rate for the coronavirus is 110.6 cases per 100,000 people in the population.

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of July 31

Municipality Total cases Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 198 181 14   July 23 132.6
Bradford W-G 133 113 12   July 31 309.5
New Tecumseth 83 79 1 1 July 29 200.3
Innisfil 53 51   1 July 23 130.1
Orillia 19 16 2 1 July 30 53.8
Collingwood 16 16     July 20 66.7
Wasaga Beach 15 14 1   June 19 65.2
Clearview 9 8 1   July 27 60.9
Springwater 15 14 1   July 20 71.4
Midland 12 11     July 24 66.9
Oro-Medonte 8 6 2   July 17 not released
Adjala-Tosorontio 9 9     June 16 77.2
Essa 17 16 1   July 22 66.9
Ramara 10 10     June 23 96.3
Tiny 6 6     July 16 not released
Tay 9 9     July 23 not released
Penetanguishene 7 6   1 July 23 not released
Severn 7 5     July 27 not released

*Incidence rate is number of cases per 100,000 people in the local population.



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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