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30 Barrie residents among 85 new COVID cases reported in region today

Approximately 118,000 people — or just under 19% of Simcoe-Muskoka's population — have been vaccinated locally
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 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 85 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths today's update (April 13).

There are 1,109 active, lab-confirmed cases in the region, most of which are in Simcoe County.

The health unit has reported 1,906 variant cases confirmed to date, with 553 of those cases still active.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 8,862 cases of COVID-19 with 7,399 of those cases recovered and 212 cases ending in death. 

There are 42 people from Simcoe County and one person from Muskoka hospitalized with COVID-19, which includes six new hospitalizations since yesterday. Of those hospitalized, 16 are in intensive care units. Those in the ICU range in age from under 10 to in their 90s. 

To date, 117,575 people in Simcoe-Muskoka region have received their first dose of a vaccination against COVID-19, which is about 18.9 per cent of the region's population. 

The health unit also reports 19,405 people have received both doses of a vaccine against COVID-19.

The new cases reported in Simcoe County and Muskoka District today include (case transmission is under investigation unless otherwise specified): 

  • Collingwood (3): One youth under 18 and two people between 18 and 34 years old. One case is attributed to community transmission. 
  • Wasaga Beach (1): One person between 45 and 64 years old.
  • Clearview (1): One person between 45 and 64 years old. 
  • Barrie (30): Five youth under 18 years old, 13 people between 18 and 34 years old, two people between 35 and 44 years old, and seven people between 45 and 64 years old, and three people between 65 and 79 years old. Three cases are linked to close contact, and one is attributed to community transmission.
  • Springwater (6): Two youth under 18 years old, two people between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 45 and 64 years old, and one person between 65 and 79 years old. Three cases are linked to close contact and one is outbreak-related.
  • Innisfil (11): Five youth under 18 years old, two people between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old, two people between 45 and 64 years old, and one person between 65 and 79 years old. One case is attributed to community transmission, and two are linked to close contact.
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury (14): Ten youth under 18 years old, two people between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old, and two people between 45 and 64 years old. Two cases are attributed to community transmission and five are linked to close contact. 
  • Orillia (2):Two people between 18 and 34 years old.
  • Oro-Medonte (2): One youth under 18 years old and one person between 18 and 34 years old. Both cases are linked to close contact. 
  • Severn (1): One person between 45 and 64 years old. 
  • Midland (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old. 
  • Tiny (1): One person between 35 and 44 years old.
  • Essa (2): One youth under 18 years old, and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is linked to close contact.
  • New Tecumseth (7): One youth under 18 years old, two people between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old, one person between 45 and 64 years old, and two people between 65 and 79 years old. One case is attributed to community transmission. 
  • There are two new cases listed with location information pending and one in Muskoka (Gravenhurst) also included in toda'ys list. 

For a list of ongoing outbreaks at institutions, long-term care and retirement homes and hospitals in the region, click here. 

For more on the local trajectory of COVID-19 from the health unit, click here.

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 April 13. 

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Weekly incidence rate*** Cumulative incidence rate*
Barrie 3,045 2,570 107 10 April 12 119 2,039
Bradford W-G 1,457 1,183 33 6 April 12 305 3,391
New Tecumseth  1,087 912 17 7 April 12 198 2,623
Innisfil 792 648 9 5 April 12 155 1,944
Orillia 203 164 7 1 April 12 57 607
Collingwood 202 162 2 1 April 12 58 842
Wasaga Beach 179 147 3 2 April 12 74 778
Clearview 87 76 3 1 April 12   588
Springwater 226 201 2 1 April 12 43 1,076
Midland 172 148 6   April 12 67 959
Oro-Medonte 153 132 4 1 April 12 30 657
Adj-Tosorontio 142 118   3 April 11 129 1,219
Essa 346 299 4 1 April 12  113 1,447
Ramara 58 55     April 10   559
Tiny 83 63 1 1 April 12 130 634
Tay 99 93 2   April 10   894
Penetanguishene 159 119 7 2 April 10 83 1,641
Severn 64 49 2   April 12 47 427

*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 4. Where municipalities have had low or no weekly increase, no rate is included


Erika Engel

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