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Health unit confirms 8 new COVID cases in Simcoe County

This is the fewest number cases reported in a single day by the health unit in the last two weeks
2020-07-28 SMDHU offices 1
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 confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County today, including two children. 

The youngest cases reported today include two girls under 18, one is from Oro-Medonte and one is from New Tecumseth. Both cases are attributed to close contact transmission. 

There are two new Barrie cases today: one woman and one man, both in the 18-34 age group category. The woman's case is attributed to close-contact transmission and the man's case is reported as community-acquired. 

There is one new case in Springwater. A woman between 65 and 79 years old has tested positive and her transmission is listed as community-acquired. 

The remaining three cases include an Essa man between 45 and 64 years old (close contact), a New Tecumseth woman between 18 and 34 years old (close contact), and a Severn woman between 18 and 34 years old whose case is still under investigation. 

Five cases previously reported by the health unit (four from Ramara and one from Barrie) have been reassigned to different health units and removed from the list. Therefore, the total number of cases confirmed by the health unit increased by three new cases today, instead of the full eight cases reported.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported a total of 1,210 cases of COVID-19, with 1,132 of those in Simcoe County. There are 1,024 cases listed as recovered. There are 133 active cases in the Simcoe-Muskoka region. Three people are currently hospitalized. The health unit has recorded 47 deaths.

The incidence rate for Simcoe County is 214 cases per 100,000 people.

Case breakdown from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit by municipality for Simcoe County as of Oct. 22

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 397 349 14   Oct. 22 266
Bradford W-G ~ 205 185 12   Oct. 21 477
New Tecumseth ~ 192 134 9 1 Oct. 22 463
Innisfil 92 77 1   Oct. 21 226
Orillia 27 23 3   Oct. 19 81
Collingwood 19 19     Oct. 13 79
Wasaga Beach 26 24 1   Oct. 19 113
Clearview 13 11 1   Oct. 19 88
Springwater 21 18 1   Oct. 21 100
Midland 12 12     July 24 67
Oro-Medonte ~ 19 9 2   Oct. 22 82
Adjala-Tosorontio 17 12   1 Oct. 21 146
Essa 37 30 1 1 Oct. 22 155
Ramara 13 13     Sept. 8 125
Tiny ~ 9 9     Oct. 15 69
Tay 12 12     Oct. 8 108
Penetanguishene ~ 13 11 1   Oct. 19 134
Severn ~ 8 7     Oct. 22 not released
Georgian Bay ~ 8 7     Oct. 21 not released

~ Oct. 22: Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported two cases previously assigned to Penetanguishene were re-assigned to Tiny, one case previously assigned to Bradford W-G was re-assigned to New Tecumseth and two cases previously assigned to Severn were re-assigned to Georgian Bay and Oro-Medonte.

*Incidence rate is number of cases per 100,000 people in the local population.

**Total cases includes the number of cases currently recovering at home as well as any that have recovered, died, or are in hospital.




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