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Health unit confirms nine new COVID cases in Simcoe County

Another six cases in Barrie all in people aged 18 to 34 years old
2020-07-28 SMDHU offices 2
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit offices are located on Sperling Drive in north-end Barrie. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has confirmed nine new cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County, including two in Orillia, six in Barrie, and one in Bradford. 

Orillia hasn't had a confirmed case since July 30. The two cases reported today include a man between 65 and 79 years old and a woman between 45 and 64 years old. The transmission source for both cases is under investigation. 

Another six cases have been confirmed in Barrie, all of them are men between the ages of 18 and 34 years old. Three of the cases are listed as close contact, one is community-acquired, and the other two are listed as under investigation. 

The new case confirmed in a Bradford West-Gwillimbury resident is a woman between 35 and 44 years old. The transmission source for her case is under investigation. 

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has now reported a total of 770 coronavirus cases in the region to date, with 728 of the cases in Simcoe County. Of all the cases in Simcoe-Muskoka, 674 are listed as recovered and 37 people have died. One person from New Tecumseth is in hospital.

The health unit reports there are 53 unrecovered cases in Simcoe County, including 39 in Barrie, three in Bradford, two in New Tecumseth, four in Innisfil, one in Wasaga Beach, one in Springwater, two in Orillia, and one in Ramara. There are six unrecovered cases in Muskoka District.

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of Sept. 15

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 264 211 14   Sept. 15 176.8
Bradford W-G 140 125 12   Sept. 15 325.5
New Tecumseth 89 86 1 1 Sept. 8 214.8
Innisfil 58 54     Sept. 14 142.4
Orillia 21 17 2   Sept. 15 62.8
Collingwood 17 17     Aug. 20 70.9
Wasaga Beach 19 17 1   Sept. 8 82.6
Clearview 9 8 1   July 27 60.9
Springwater 16 14 1   Sept. 9 76.2
Midland 12 12     July 24 66.9
Oro-Medonte 9 7 2   Aug. 4 38.6
Adjala-Tosorontio 9 9     June 16 77.2
Essa 20 19 1   Aug. 17 83.6
Ramara 13 12     Sept. 8 125.2
Tiny 7 7     Aug. 28 not released
Tay 9 9     July 23 81.3
Penetanguishene 9 8 1   Aug. 19 92.9
Severn 7 7     July 27 not released

*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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