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30 new COVID cases in Simcoe-Muskoka today, 2 in Innisfil

Both Innisfil cases are in individuals aged 18-34
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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 reported 30 new COVID-19 cases in its latest update published Sept. 15.

Included in the new cases are 19 unvaccinated individuals, four partially vaccinated people, and seven fully vaccinated people.

The new cases reported today are as follows: 

  • Collingwood (2): One person between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is linked to close contact and the other is still under investigation. 
  • Wasaga Beach (3): One person between 18 and 34 years old and two people between 45 and 64 years old. Two cases are listed as community-acquired and one is linked to close contact transmission. 
  • Springwater (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is linked to travel. 
  • Barrie (6): Three youth under 18 years old, one person between 45 and 64 years old, one person between 65 and 79 years old, and one person over 79 years old. Three cases are linked to close contact transmission, two are listed as community-acquired (no known link) and one is still under investigation.
  • Innisfil (2): Two people between 18 and 34 years old. One case is linked to close contact and the other is listed as community-acquired (no known link). 
  • Bradford (2): One person between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 35 and 44 years old. Both cases are listed as community-acquired (no known link). 
  • Oro-Medonte (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old whose case transmission is still under investigation.
  • Midland (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is listed as community-acquired (no known link). 
  • Penetanguishene (1): One person between 18 and 34 years old whose case is still under investigation. 
  • Essa (2): One person between 18 and 34 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. One case is linked to close contact transmission, and the other is still under investigation. 
  • New Tecumseth (3): Three people between 35 and 44 years old. Two cases are linked to close contact transmission.
  • Adjala-Tosorontio (3): Two youth under 18 years old and one person between 45 and 64 years old. All three cases are linked to close contact transmission.
  • Muskoka District (3): Three people between 18 and 34 years old from Bracebridge. 

There are currently 250 active cases in the region. 

Thirteen people from Simcoe County are hospitalized with COVID-19.

Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 13,248 cases of COVID-19 with 12,742 of those cases recovered and 256 cases ending in death. 

The health unit has confirmed 5,788 of the region's cases were variant strains. There are 199 lab-confirmed variant cases still active.

The variant case breakdown includes: 

4,007 alpha cases,
168 gamma cases, 
34 beta cases,
918 delta cases,
and 661 cases have screened positive and are awaiting further testing.

According to the health unit, 76.6 per cent of the population 12 years and older living in Simcoe-Muskoka have received both doses of vaccine and 83.3 per cent have had at least one dose of a vaccine.

Approximately 26.7 per cent of the total population of Simcoe-Muskoka (including children) is unvaccinated and 67.3 per cent is fully vaccinated. 

For more on the vaccination status of Simcoe-Muskoka cases and hospitalizations, click here.

Anyone born in 2009 or earlier 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 Sept. 15.

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Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Cumulative incidence rate* % of 12+ pop. with two doses of vaccine
Adj-Tosorontio 220 212 2   Sept. 14 1,856 61%
Barrie 4,375 4,191 121 3 Sept. 14 2,852 76.1%
Bradford W-G 2,169 2,106 38 1 Sept. 14 4,969 73.6%
Clearview 143 137 5   Sept. 7 951 70.2%
Collingwood 260 250 3   Sept. 14 1,054 85.9%
Essa 539 512 4 1 Sept. 14 2,236 78%
Innisfil 1,306 1,270 18 2 Sept. 14 3,168 70%
Midland 212 200 6   Sept. 14 1,158 80.6%
New Tecumseth  1,587 1,535 18 3 Sept. 14 3,748 73.2%
Orillia 351 334 8   Sept. 11 1,038 83.2%
Oro-Medonte 243 230 5   Sept. 14 1,042 88.2%
Penetanguishene 207 196 8   Sept. 14 2,148 83.6%
Ramara 118 113 1   Sept. 11 1,129 64.8%
Severn 92 88 3   Sept. 10 613 60%
Springwater 307 298 2 1 Sept. 13 1,432 83.9%
Tay 126 122 2   Sept. 9 1,123 83%
Tiny 139 134 2   Sept. 12 1,036 71.7%
Wasaga Beach 300 284 5 2 Sept. 14 1,266 78.8%

~Fully-vaccinated means an individual whose second dose was 14 or more days before the onset of COVID-19 symptoms.

*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