The region's health unit has confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County plus one more case whose location is not yet listed.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported cases in Barrie, Bradford West-Gwillimbury, Midland, Tay Township and New Tecumseth today.
The health unit last reported a case in Midland two months ago on April 29. Today's case, a man over the age of 80, is the seventh case reported in the municipality. The transmission source for this new case is still under investigation.
Similarily, Tay Township hasn't had a reported case in more than a month with the last positive result in a resident reported on May 19. Today's reported case is a woman between the ages of 45 and 64 and her case is community-acquired.
There are two cases reported in Barrie today, a man between 65 and 79 who is a close contact of a known case, and a man between 18 and 34 whose case is associated with travel.
There is one new case in Bradford, a woman between 45 and 64 years old, and the transmission source remains under investigation.
The New Tecumseth case is workplace related, and the person who tested positive is a woman between 45 and 64 years old.
The final case reported today is a man between 18 and 34, but the man's location and transmission source are still pending.
The health unit previously reported the ages of positive cases within a ten year window (ie. 60s, 70s), but today has changed the way it reports demographic age groups. According to the health unit website, the change to six age groups is in line with "usual reporting practices and to better protect the privacy of cases."
There are two active COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care homes in Simcoe County, including Simcoe Manor in Beeton (one resident case), and Stayner Care Centre in Stayner (one staff case).
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has confirmed 600 cases of the coronavirus in the region to-date, and reported 491 of those cases as recovered. There have been 36 deaths linked to COVID in the region since March.
There are 73 active cases of COVID-19 in the region (69 in Simcoe County), including four people who have been hospitalized with the virus.
The average incidence rate for the province of Ontario is 234.9 cases per 100,000 people, and the rate for Simcoe County is 108.7 cases per 100,000 people.
|Municipality||Total cases||Recoveries||Deaths||In Hospital||Last case reported||Incidence rate*|
|Bradford W-G||124||103||12||June 29||288.6|
|New Tecumseth||76||54||1||2||June 29||183.4|
|Wasaga Beach||15||13||1||June 19||65.2|
|Clearview||8||6||1||June 15||not released|
|Midland||7||6||June 29||not released|
|Oro-Medonte||6||4||2||June 1||not released|
|Tiny||4||4||June 22||not released|
|Tay||6||5||June 29||not released|
|Penetanguishene||6||6||June 12||not released|
*Incidence rate is the number of cases per 100,000 of the population for that municipality