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11 Barrie residents among 40 new COVID cases in region today

More than 225,000 people in Simcoe-Muskoka have received first dose of vaccine, which is about 36% of region's population
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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit offices are located on Sperling Drive in north-end Barrie. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 40 new COVID-19 cases and one death in today's update (May 11).

The death reported today was a Wasaga Beach resident. This is the fifth COVID-death reported from Wasaga Beach.

There are 930 active, lab-confirmed cases in the region, most of which are in Simcoe County.

The health unit has reported 3,910 variant cases confirmed to date, with 674 of those cases still active.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 11,101 cases of COVID-19 with 9,400 of those cases recovered and 233 cases ending in death. 

There are 29 people from Simcoe County and two from Muskoka District hospitalized with COVID-19, which includes one new hospitalization since yesterday's update.

To date, 225,561 people in Simcoe-Muskoka have received their first dose of vaccination against COVID-19, which is about 36 per cent of the region's population. About 3.4 per cent of the population has received two doses of vaccine. 

For information on the ongoing outbreaks in the region, click here

The new cases reported in Simcoe County and Muskoka District today include (case specifics will be updated soon).

  • Wasaga Beach (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old.
  • Barrie (11): Five people between 18 and 34 years old, two people between 35 and 44 years old, three people between 45 and 64 years old, and one person between 65 and 79 years old. One case transmission is listed as close contact, one as outbreak-related, two as travel, and three as community-acquired.
  • Springwater (1): One person between 45 and 64 years old.
  • Innisfil (6):  One youth under 18 years old, two people between 18 and 34 years old, two people between 45 and 64 years old, and one person between 65 and 79 years old. Two cases are linked to close contact.
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury (8): Two youth under 18 years old, three people between 18 and 34 years old, two people between 45 and 64 years old, and one person over 79 years old. Four cases are linked to close contact, one is outbreak-related, and one was community-acquired. 
  • Orillia (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old.
  • Oro-Medonte (1): One person over 79 years old. 
  • Tay (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old whose case was community-acquired. 
  • Essa (1): One person between 35 and 44 years old whose case was community-acquired.
  • New Tecumseth (5): Three youth under 18 years old, and two people between 45 and 64 years old. Three cases are linked to close contact, and one is listed as community-acquired.
  • There are four new cases in Muskoka including two in Bracebridge, two in Huntsville.

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 May 11). 

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Weekly incidence rate*** Cumulative incidence rate* % of pop. with one dose of vaccine
Barrie 3,731 3,168 111 10 May 10 83 2,432 31.7%
Bradford W-G 1,901 1,602 36 5 May 10 192 4,355 35.1%
New Tecumseth  1,365 1,152 18 3 May 10 170 3,224 31.8%
Innisfil 1,056 876 13 6 May 10 126 2,569 32.1%
Orillia 255 206 8   May 10 39 754 40.4%
Collingwood 220 201 3   May 7 20 892 43.9%
Wasaga Beach 241 200 5 1 May 6 34 1,051 43.6%
Clearview 112 99 4   May 2   745 36.1%
Springwater 255 234 2   May 10   1,190 47.1%
Midland 193 171 6 1 May 8   1,054 44.2%
Oro-Medonte 195 171 5   May 10 21 836 33.4%
Adj-Tosorontio 186 160 1   May 7 51 1,569 25%
Essa 430 353 4 1 May 9 62 1,784 21.9%
Ramara 84 66   1 May 5 86 803 33.2%
Tiny 123 99 1   May 8 82 935 43.3%
Tay 108 97 2 1 May 10   963 41.6%
Penetanguishene 159 144 8   April 28   1,651 49.2%
Severn 72 59 2   May 6   481 50.6%

*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

***Weekly incidence rate is the number of cases per 100,000 people reported for the week of May 2. Where municipalities have had low or no weekly increase, no rate is included



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