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Five new COVID cases reported in Simcoe-Muskoka today

There are two new cases in Barrie, two in Bradford, and one in Innisfil
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 is reporting five new COVID-19 cases and no deaths in today's update (July 27).

The new cases include two Barrie residents, a man and a woman both between 35 and 44 years old. The woman's transmission source is listed as community-acquired while the man's remains under investigation. 

There are also two Bradford West Gwillimbury residents who have tested positive, including a girl under 17 years old and a woman between 35 and 44. Both cases remain under investigation. 

The last new case is an Innisfil man between 35 and 44. It also remains under investigation,

There are currently 31 active cases in the region. There are also four new recoveries, according to the health unit. 

There are two people from Simcoe-Muskoka hospitalized with COVID-19-related illnesses, which is down from three on Monday. 

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,363 cases of COVID-19 with 12,077 of those cases recovered and 255 cases resulted in death.

The health unit has confirmed 5,047 variant cases in the region, 68 of which are new since Monday's report and have been confirmed through testing. There are currently 21 active variant cases in the region. 

On the vaccination front, public health officials say 62 per cent of the local population, ages 12 and up, are now fully vaccinated.

The health unit says 413,696 residents of Simcoe-Muskoka (12 years old and up) have received a single dose of vaccine, representing 78 per cent of the local population, while 326,775 people, or 62 per cent, have received both doses.  

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 July 21). 

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Cumulative incidence rate* % of adult pop. with one dose of vaccine % of adult pop. with two doses of vaccine
Adj-Tosorontio 209 207 2   July 4 1,763 63.3% 48.7%
Barrie 4,125 3,996 120 1 July 26 2,688 78.4% 61.5%
Bradford W-G 2,081 2,038 38   July 26 4,762 76.2% 61.6%
Clearview 133 128 5   June 16 885 72.6% 56.4%
Collingwood 239 235 3   June 20 969 87.7% 63.2%
Essa 465 461 4 0 July 16 1,929 80.3% 60.6%
Innisfil 1,224 1,198 18 2 July 24 2,966 72.1% 55.6%
Midland 201 195 6   July 13 1,098 82.3% 67.6%
New Tecumseth  1,486 1,468 18   June 24 3,510 74.9% 57.2%
Orillia 308 300 8   July 13 911 85.1% 69.1%
Oro-Medonte 218 210 5   July 25 935 90.3% 76.1%
Penetanguishene 200 192 8   June 30 2,075 85.8% 70.2%
Ramara 108 107 1   June 27 1,033 67% 54.7%
Severn 83 80 3   July 18 553 61.4% 50.5%
Springwater 282 279 2   July 21 1,316 84.8% 71%
Tay 117 115 2   June 24 1,043 85.7% 66.8%
Tiny 131 129 2   May 26 976 72.8% 60.5%
Wasaga Beach 262 256 5   July 25 1,105 80.9% 65.6%

*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




Raymond Bowe

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Raymond is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting from Simcoe County since 2000
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