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81 Barrie residents among 236 new COVID cases in region since Friday

Six local cases linked to close contact, one outbreak-related, one linked to travel, four listed as community-acquired; Rest still under investigation
2020-07-28 SMDHU offices 3
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 236 new COVID-19 cases and zero deaths in its latest update posted Dec. 6, the first update since Friday.

The new cases reported in the region today are as follows:  

  • Barrie (81): 25 youth under 18 years old, 16 people between 18 and 34 years old, 22 people between 35 and 44 years old, 13 people between 45 and 64 years old, four people between 65 and 79 years old, and one person over 79 years old. Six cases are linked to close contact transmission, one is outbreak-related, one is linked to travel, four are listed as community-acquired (no known link) and the rest are still under investigation. 
  • Collingwood (6): One youth under 18 years old, one person between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old, one person between 45 and 64 years old, two between 65 and 79 years old. All six cases are still under investigation. 
  • Wasaga Beach (6): One youth under 18 years old, three between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old, and one person over 79 years old. One case is listed as community-acquried (no known link) and the rest are still under investigation. 
  • Clearview (2): Two people between 18 and 34 years old whose cases are still under investigation. 
  • Springwater (13): Four youth under 18 years old, three people between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old, two people between 45 and 64 years old, two people between 65 and 79 years old, and one person over 79 years old. Two cases are linked to close contact transmission and one is listed as community-acquired. 
  • Innisfil (20): 13 youth under 18 years old, four people between 35 and 44 years old, three people between 45 and 64 years old. Three cases are linked to close contact transmission, one case is listed as community-acquired (no known link), and the rest are still under investigation. 
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury (31): 13 youth under 18 years old, four people between 18 and 34 years old, eight people between 35 and 44 years old, five people 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 listed as community-acquired (no known link). 
  • Orillia (12): Five youth under 18 years old, three 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 outbreak-related, and one is listed as community-acquired (no known link). The rest of the cases are still under investigation. 
  • Ramara (4): Two youth under 18 years old and two people between 45 and 64 years old. The youth cases are outbreak-related and the other two cases are still under investigation. 
  • Oro-Medonte (2): One youth under 18 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. Both cases are still under investigation.
  • Severn (6): One youth under 18 years old, one person between 18 and 34 years old, three people between 45 and 64 years old, and one person between 65 and 79 years old. One case is linked to close contact transmission, one is listed as community-acquired (no known link) and the rest are still under investigation.  
  • Midland (9): One youth under 18 years old, five people between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old, and two people between 45 and 64 years old. All nine cases are still under investigation. 
  • Tiny (2): One person between 45 and 64 years old and one person between 65 and 79 years old. Both cases are still under investigation. 
  • Tay (7): Two youth under 18 years old, one person between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old, three people between 45 and 64 years old, and one person between 65 and 79 years old. Four cases are linked to close contact transmission, one is outbreak-related, and two are under investigation. 
  • Penetanguishene (3): Two people between 35 and 44 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is linked to close contact transmission and the other two are still under investigation.
  • New Tecumseth (7): Four youth under 18 years old, one person between 18 and 34 years old, one person between 35 and 44 years old, and one person between 45 and 64 years old. Two cases are listed as community-acquired (no known link), and five are still under investigation. 
  • Essa (12): Two youth under 18 years old, three people between 18 and 34 years old, five people between 35 and 44 years old, one person between 45 and 64 years old, and one person between 65 and 79 years old. One case is listed as community-acquired (no known link) and the rest are still under investigation. 
  • Adjala-Tosorontio (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is still under investigation. 
  • Muskoka District (12): Two from Gravenhurst, two from Bracebridge, seven from Georgian Bay Township, and one from Huntsville. 

Included in the new cases reported today are 139 unvaccinated, six partially vaccinated, and 91 fully vaccinated people. 

There are currently 831 active cases in the region. 

Twenty-nine people from Simcoe County and one person from Muskoka District are hospitalized with COVID-19. 

Over the last eight weeks there have been 87 Simcoe-Muskoka residents hospitalized with COVID-19, and among them 23 were fully vaccinated, nine were partially vaccinated and 55 were unvaccinated.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 16,156 cases of COVID-19 with 15,045 of those cases recovered and 280 cases ending in death. 

More than 74 per cent of the population living in Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) have received both doses of vaccine and nearly 78 per cent have had at least one dose of a vaccine.

Active Outbreaks 

Current school outbreaks in Simcoe County include: 

  • Holly Meadows Elementary School, Barrie, declared Dec. 3, three cases
  • Marchmont Public School, Orillia, declared Dec. 3, one case
  • Stayner Collegiate Institute, Stayner, declared Dec. 2, two cases
  • Elmvale District High School, Elmvale, declared Dec. 2, four cases
  • Willow Landing Elementary School, Barrie, declared Dec. 2, two cases (previously in outbreak from Nov. 4-10)
  • La Source Elementary School, Barrie, declared Dec. 2, four cases
  • Innisdale Secondary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 29, two cases
  • Unnamed private school, Simcoe County, declared Nov. 26, 28 cases
  • Ferndale Woods Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 26, eight cases
  • Uptergrove Public School, Ramara, declared Nov. 26, five cases 
  • St. John Vianney Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 26, nine cases 
  • Hewitt's Creek Public School, Barrie, declared Nov. 22, six cases
  • Tosorontio Central Public School, Everett, declared Nov. 22, 15 cases
  • ESC Nouvelle Alliance (secondary school), Barrie, declared Nov. 19, three cases. 
  • Forest Hill Public School, Midhurst, declared Nov. 19, seven cases
  • Trillium Woods Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 18, seven cases
  • Maple Grove Public School, Barrie, declared Nov. 16, 14 cases
  • St. Marie of the Incarnation, Bradford, declared Nov. 15, 12 cases
  • Monsignor Clair Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 15, eight cases
  • Terry Fox Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 10, 13 cases

Outbreaks declared over Dec. 3

  • Our Lady of Grace Elementary School, Angus, declared Nov. 29, two cases
  • Monsignor Lee Catholic elementary school, Orillia, declared Nov. 24, two cases
  • Severn Shores Public School, Cumberland Beach, declared Nov. 18, eight cases 
  • West Bayfield Elementary School, Barrie, declared Nov. 18, seven cases (over Dec. 2)

Other ongoing outbreaks reported in Simcoe County include: 

  • Two unnamed childcare facilities in Simcoe County, both declared on Dec. 2, both with two cases.
  • Orillia Soldier's Memorial Hospital, Orillia, declared Dec. 1, fewer than five patient cases.
  • Waterford Retirement Residence, Barrie, declared Nov. 29, one staff and one resident case
  • Fitness and sports centre, Simcoe County, declared Nov. 26, eight cases
  • Unnamed shelter in Simcoe County, declared Nov. 19, nine cases
  • Unnamed shelter in Simcoe County, declared Nov. 1, 26 cases

Breakdown by municipality

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 Dec. 6

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Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Cumulative incidence rate* Weekly incidence rate*** % of 12+ pop. with two doses of vaccine
Adj-Tosorontio 260 245 2   Dec. 5 2,194 42 76.1%
Barrie 5,549 5,088 131 14 Dec. 5 3,617 139 85.4%
Bradford W-G 2,403 2,289 40 1 Dec. 5 5,505 144 85.2%
Clearview 180 165 5 2 Dec. 3 1,197 47 84.3%
Collingwood 316 298 4   Dec. 5 1,281 49 89.3%
Essa 640 600 6 1 Dec. 5 2,655 91 74.3%
Innisfil 1,505 1,440 21   Dec. 5 3,650 64 84%
Midland 262 233 6 2 Dec. 5 1,431 82 87.3%
New Tecumseth  1,748 1,705 19   Dec. 5 4,129 45 79.9%
Orillia 505 430 9 5 Dec. 4 1,494 160 89.7%
Oro-Medonte 307 285 6 1 Dec. 4 1,316 51 83.7%
Penetanguishene 260 243 8   Dec. 4 2,696 73 90.9%
Ramara 161 141 1   Dec. 5 1,540 105 86.3%
Severn 140 109 3 1 Dec. 5 934 127 84.8%
Springwater 409 380 2   Dec. 5 1,908 75 91%
Tay 158 146 3   Dec. 4 1,409 80 87.1%
Tiny 169 160 2   Dec. 4 1,259 37 79.4%
Wasaga Beach 406 372 5 2 Dec. 4 1,713 85 86.2%

~Fully-vaccinated means an individual whose second dose was 14 or more days before the onset of COVID-19 symptoms.

*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 COVID-19 incidence rate per 100,000 by municipality for week of Nov. 28. N/A indicates fewer than five cases in a week