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Two new COVID cases confirmed in Barrie

There are now 19 active cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County, including three people who are hospitalized
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 region's health unit has reported four new COVID-19 cases since its last update on Friday, July 10. 

Half of the new cases are in Barrie, including a man between 65 and 79 years old, and a man between 45 and 64 years old. Both cases are listed as community-acquired. 

There's also a new case in Innisfil today, a man between the ages of 45 and 64. The case transmission is linked to the man's workplace. 

A fourth case reported by the health unit is a man between 35 and 44 years old from Huntsville. The case is considered community-acquired. This is the first case reported in Huntsville since June 16. 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 613 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region to date, with 582 of those reported in Simcoe County.

Thirty-six people have died and the health unit has reported 556 recoveries. The incidence rate for Simcoe-Muskoka region is 103.1 cases per 100,000 people in the population. 

There are 19 active cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County including three people hospitalized, according to the health unit's July 13 epidemiological report. 

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of July 10

Municipality  Total cases   Recoveries   Deaths   In Hospital   Last case reported   Incidence rate* 
Barrie 185 166 14   July 13 123.9
Bradford W-G 123 110 12   June 26 286.3
New Tecumseth 80 72 1 1 July 3 190.6
Innisfil 50 48   1 July 13 120.3
Orillia 17 15 2   June 23 53.8
Collingwood 15 15     May 19 62.5
Wasaga Beach 15 14 1   June 19 65.2
Clearview 8 7 1   June 15 not released
Springwater 14 12 1   July 9 61.9
Midland 8 6   1 July 6 not released
Oro-Medonte 7 5 2   June 1 not released
Adjala-Tosorontio 9 9     June 16 77.2
Essa 16 15 1   July 2 66.9
Ramara 10 10     June 23 96.3
Tiny 5 4     July 9 not released
Tay 8 8     June 29 not released
Penetanguishene 6 6     June 12 not released
Severn 5 5     June 23 not released

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



Erika Engel

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