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Another new COVID-19 case reported today in Midland

Collingwood has its first confirmed case in two months
2018-07-27 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit RB
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit office on Sperling Drive in Barrie. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

A Midland woman has tested positive for COVID-19 while another county town is reporting its first new case in more than two months.

According to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, a Collingwood man between 35 and 44 years old has tested positive for the virus and the transmission source is listed as close contact.

The last time the health unit reported a coronavirus case in Collingwood was May 19. 

In today's report for the region, there are six other new confirmed cases of COVID-19, including four in Barrie, one in Springwater and one in New Tecumseth. 

The Barrie cases include three women between 18 and 34 years old and a woman between 35 and 44 years old. One case transmission is close contact and the rest are under investigation.

In Midland and New Tecumseth, the latest cases are both woman between 45 and 64 years old, and both community-acquired.

The Springwater case is a woman between 18 and 34 years old, and was a community-acquired transmission. 

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 635 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region to date, with 604 of those reported in Simcoe County. 

Thirty-six people have died in Simcoe County and Muskoka and the health unit has reported 563 recoveries. The incidence rate for Simcoe-Muskoka region is 106.8 cases per 100,000 people in the population. 

There are 35 active cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County including three people hospitalized, according to the health unit's July 20 epidemiological report. 

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of July 20

Municipality  Total cases   Recoveries   Deaths   In Hospital   Last case reported   Incidence rate* 
Barrie 197 166 14   July 20 131.9
Bradford W-G 124 111 12   July 14 288.6
New Tecumseth 81 76 1 1 July 20 195.5
Innisfil 52 48   1 July 14 127.6
Orillia 17 15 2   June 23 50.8
Collingwood 16 15     July 20 66.7
Wasaga Beach 15 14 1   June 19 65.2
Clearview 8 7 1   June 15 not released
Springwater 14 13 1   July 20 66.6
Midland 11 7   1 July 20 55.8
Oro-Medonte 8 5 2   July 17 not released
Adjala-Tosorontio 9 9     June 16 77.2
Essa 16 15 1   July 2 66.9
Ramara 10 10     June 23 96.3
Tiny 6 4     July 16 not released
Tay 8 8     June 29 not released
Penetanguishene 6 6     July 12 not released
Severn 5 5     June 23 not released

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


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