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Six new COVID cases in the region today, including three in Barrie

Transmission source for three Barrie cases under investigation; Other three cases include two in Wasaga Beach and one in Georgian Bay Township
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 six new COVID-19 cases and no deaths in today's update (July 29).

There are three new cases in Barrie. Two are individuals between the ages of 18 and 34. One is an individual under the age of 17. The transmission source for all cases remain under investigation.

There are two new cases in Wasaga Beach. Both are individuals between the ages of 45 and 64. One is reported to have been community acquired. The transmission source for the second case remains under investigation.

One case has been reported in Georgian Bay Township and is an individual between the ages of 45 and 64. The transmission source remains under investigation.

There are currently 36 active cases in the region. 

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,373 cases of COVID-19 with 12,082 of those cases recovered and 255 cases ending in death.

There are two people from Simcoe-Muskoka hospitalized with COVID-19-related illnesses.

The health unit has confirmed 5,055 variant cases in the region so far, with 24 of those cases still active. 

Fifty-five per cent of the region's total population is fully vaccinated, and another 13 per cent has one dose of a COVID vaccine. The remaining 31 per cent is unvaccinated, which includes children under 12 who are ineligible for a vaccine at this time.

Anyone aged 12 years or older living in Simcoe-Muskoka region can book their first or second dose of vaccine online via Ontario vaccine booking system. More appointments are added regularly for clinics throughout the region.

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.

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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 63.6% 51.3%
Barrie 4,128 3,996 120 1 July 28 2,691 78.8% 62.2%
Bradford W-G 2,083 2,041 38   July 27 4,772 76.3% 62%
Clearview 134 128 5   July 27 891 73.1% 58.6%
Collingwood 242 235 3   July 22 981 88.2% 75.4%
Essa 485 461 4 1 July 16 1,929 80.8% 63.2%
Innisfil 1,224 1,202 18 1 July 24 2,969 72.5% 57.6%
Midland 201 195 6   July 13 1,098 82.9% 71.1%
New Tecumseth  1,486 1,468 18   June 24 3,510 75.5% 60.6%
Orillia 308 300 8   July 13 911 85.5% 71.4%
Oro-Medonte 218 210 5   July 25 935 90.7% 78.1%
Penetanguishene 200 192 8   June 30 2,075 86.2% 72.27%
Ramara 108 107 1   June 27 1,033 67.3% 56.7%
Severn 84 81 3   July 27 560 61.6% 42.5%
Springwater 282 279 2   July 21 1,316 85% 72.7%
Tay 117 115 2   June 24 1,043 86.2% 71%
Tiny 131 129 2   May 26 976 73% 62.6%
Wasaga Beach 264 256 5   July 28 1,114 81.4% 68%

 

*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




About the Author: Nikki Cole

Nikki Cole has been a community issues reporter for BarrieToday since February, 2021
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