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Four new COVID-19 cases in Simcoe County today

The health unit has reported a total of 11 new cases in the county this week
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 four new COVID-19 cases in Simcoe County today. 

The new cases include two males and two females, three of which are between 18 and 34 years old and one person is between 45 and 64 years old. All the cases are self-isolating. 

The health unit has not yet reported where in Simcoe County each positive individual is from. 

According to a health unit spokesperson, they are switching over to a provincial reporting system and have suspended their regular daily updates until Monday, Aug. 24. 

There have now been a total of 680 coronavirus cases confirmed in the Simcoe-Muskoka region, with a large majority of the cases in Simcoe County. Of those, 627 cases are now listed as recovered and 37 people have died. 

There are 13 active cases, and one person is still hospitalized. 

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of Aug. 20 (the health unit is not updating its local case breakdown until Aug. 24)

Municipality Total cases** Recoveries Deaths In Hospital Last case reported Incidence rate*
Barrie 203 184 14   Aug. 19 136
Bradford W-G 134 122 12   Aug. 4 311.9
New Tecumseth 84 82 1 1 Aug. 10 202.7
Innisfil 55 52     Aug. 17 135
Orillia 19 17 2   July 30 56.8
Collingwood 17 16     Aug. 20 66.7
Wasaga Beach 15 14 1   June 19 65.2
Clearview 9 8 1   July 27 60.9
Springwater 15 14 1   July 20 71.4
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 18 1   Aug. 17 79.4
Ramara 12 11   1 Aug. 5 115.6
Tiny 6 6     July 16 not released
Tay 9 9     July 23 not released
Penetanguishene 9 7 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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