The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported two new COVID-19 cases and no deaths in today's update (July 20).
Both new cases are individuals between 18 and 34 years old from Bradford West Gwillimbury. The transmission source remains under investigation.
There are 25 active cases in the region.
Since the start of the pandemic, the local health unit has confirmed 12,336 cases of COVID-19 with 12,056 of those cases recovered and 255 cases ending in death.
There are four people from Simcoe County hospitalized with COVID-19-related illnesses, with no new hospitalizations since yesterday.
The health unit has confirmed 4,971 variant cases in the region so far, with nine of those cases still active.
Today's update also includes the following information on variants of concern:
- 3,997 local cases have tested positive for the COVID-19 variant of concern B.1.1.7 (alpha)
- 166 cases have tested positive for the P.1 (gamma) variant of concern
- 34 cases have tested positive for the B.1.351 (beta) variant of concern
- 101 cases have tested positive for the B.1.617.2 (delta) variant of concern, up by three since yesterday.
- An additional 673 cases have screened positive (awaiting confirmatory testing).
About 49 per cent of the region's total population is fully vaccinated, and another 19 per cent has one dose of a COVID vaccine. The remaining 32 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.
|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|
|Bradford W-G||2,079||2,037||38||July 19||4,762||75.5%||57.1%|
|New Tecumseth||1,486||1,468||18||June 24||3,510||74.1%||52.4%|
|Wasaga Beach||261||256||5||June 29||1,101||80.3%||60.3%|
*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