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Simcoe-Muskoka's COVID count reduced by one case

Bradford case reported by local officials Monday has been transferred to another health unit
2018-07-27 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit RB
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit office on Sperling Drive in Barrie. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

The cumulative COVID-19 case count for the Simcoe-Muskoka region has gone down by one today. 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported there was a duplicate entry of a Bradford case and so one has been removed.

Simcoe County reported there have been no further positive test results in staff or residents at Simcoe Manor in Beeton. An outbreak was declared at the county-operated facility on June 22 after one resident tested positive. The county reported the man is still in hospital, but his health is improving. 

The health unit still lists Simcoe Manor and Stayner Care Centre in outbreak. The Stayner facility has been in outbreak since June 18 with one staff member reported positive for COVID-19.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has confirmed 599 cases of the coronavirus in the region to-date, 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 29

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

Erika Engel

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