The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 56 new COVID-19 cases and one new death in today's update (May 4).
The death reported today was an Innisfil man between 45 and 64 years old who died on May 3. His case was linked to a workplace outbreak.
There are 1,526 active, lab-confirmed cases in the region, most of which are in Simcoe County.
The health unit has reported 3,578 variant cases confirmed to date, with 1,165 of those cases still active.
Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 10,703 cases of COVID-19 with 8,478 of those cases recovered and 226 cases ending in death.
There are 48 people from Simcoe County and three people from Muskoka hospitalized with COVID-19, which includes four new hospitalizations since Friday.
To date, 202,641 people in Simcoe-Muskoka region have received their first dose of vaccination against COVID-19, which is about 32 per cent of the region's population. About three per cent of the population has received two doses of vaccine.
There are 20 active COVID-19 outbreaks being tracked by the health unit, including three at long-term care homes all with fewer than five resident cases, three in congregate settings (two group homes and a shelter each with one case), one at a religious organization (10 cases), one at a real estate, rental, and leasing facility (five cases), two in child care settings, and 10 in workplaces.
For more on the ongoing outbreaks in the region, click here.
The new cases reported in Simcoe County and Muskoka District today include (case transmission is under investigation unless otherwise specified):
- Wasaga Beach (2): Two people between 18 and 34 years old. Both cases are linked to close contact.
- Barrie (15): Two youth under 18 years old, three people between 18 and 34 years old, six people between 35 and 44 years old, and four people between 45 and 64 years old. One case is outbreak-related, three were community-acquired, and one is linked to close contact.
- Springwater (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old.
- Innisfil (6): Two youth under 18 years old, three people between 18 and 34 years old, and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is attributed to community transmission, and two were linked to close contact.
- Bradford West Gwillimbury (12): Four youth under 18 years old, one person between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old, and six people between 45 and 64 years old.
- Ramara (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old.
- Tiny (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old.
- Georgian Bay (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is linked to close contact.
- Essa (6): Two youth under 18 years old, two people between 18 and 34 years old, and two people between 45 and 64 years old. Three cases are linked to close contact.
- New Tecumseth (6): Two people between 35 and 44 years old and four people between 45 and 64 years old. One case is outbreak-related, and one was community-acquired.
- Adjala-Tosorontio (1): One youth under 18 years old whose case is linked to close contact.
- There were four cases in Muskoka, including one in Huntsville, and three in Muskoka Lakes.
|Municipality||Total cases**||Recoveries||Deaths||In Hospital||Last case reported||Weekly incidence rate***||Cumulative incidence rate*||% of pop. with one dose of vaccine|
|Bradford W-G||1,827||1,416||35||13||May 3||226||4,252||28.8%|
|New Tecumseth||1,297||1,051||17||3||May 3||212||3,130||28.1%|
|Wasaga Beach||237||173||4||2||May 3||22||1,031||39.4%|
*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 April 25. Where municipalities have had low or no weekly increase, no rate is included