The region's health unit is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and a new long-term care outbreak today.
The outbreak is at Georgian Residences retirement home in Penetanguishene. According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, a COVID-19 outbreak must be declared if there is one positive test result in a resident or a member of staff.
There are two cases linked to the outbreak at the retirement home. One reported yesterday – a woman over the age of 80 – is a resident at the facility. One reported today, a woman between 18 and 34 years old from Severn, is also linked to the outbreak.
The second case reported today is a man between 18 and 34 years old from Midland. His case is community-acquired.
The regional health unit has reported 35 new cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County in the last ten days (July 14-24). Nearly half of the cases (16 cases) reported in the last ten days have been from Barrie.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 647 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region to date, with 616 of those reported in Simcoe County.
Thirty-six people have died in Simcoe County and Muskoka and the health unit has reported 573 recoveries. The incidence rate for Simcoe-Muskoka region is 108.5 cases per 100,000 people in the population.
There are 37 active cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County including four people hospitalized, according to the health unit's July 24 epidemiological report. There is one active, hospitalized case in Muskoka District.
|Municipality||Total cases||Recoveries||Deaths||In Hospital||Last case reported||Incidence rate*|
|Bradford W-G||125||112||12||July 23||290.9|
|New Tecumseth||81||78||1||1||July 20||195.5|
|Wasaga Beach||15||14||1||June 19||65.2|
|Clearview||8||7||1||June 15||not released|
|Oro-Medonte||8||5||2||July 17||not released|
|Tiny||6||5||July 16||not released|
|Tay||9||8||July 23||not released|
|Penetanguishene||7||6||1||July 23||not released|
|Severn||5||5||July 24||not released|
*Incidence rate is number of cases per 100,000 people in the local population.