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Penetanguishene man is the county's lone new COVID case

There are 18 active cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County
2018-07-27 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit RB
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit office on Sperling Drive in Barrie. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

The region's health unit has confirmed a single new case of COVID-19 in Simcoe County today. 

The latest reported case is a man between 35 and 44 years old from Penetanguishene. The transmission source for his case is still under investigation.

However, the total number of cases in Penetanguishene has not changed because the health unit also removed a Penetanguishene case it reported yesterday from the list.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported 616 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region to date, with 585 of those reported in Simcoe County.

Thirty-six people have died and the health unit has reported 560 recoveries. The incidence rate for Simcoe-Muskoka region is 103.6 cases per 100,000 people in the population. 

There are 18 active cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County including three people hospitalized, according to the health unit's July 15 epidemiological report. 

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit will enter Stage 3 of the province's reopening plan on Friday.

Case breakdown by municipality for Simcoe County as of July 15

Municipality  Total cases   Recoveries   Deaths   In Hospital   Last case reported   Incidence rate* 
Barrie 185 166 14   July 14 123.9
Bradford W-G 124 110 12   July 14 288.6
New Tecumseth 80 75 1 1 July 3 193.1
Innisfil 52 48   1 July 14 127.6
Orillia 17 15 2   June 23 50.8
Collingwood 15 15     May 19 62.5
Wasaga Beach 15 14 1   June 19 65.2
Clearview 8 7 1   June 15 not released
Springwater 14 13 1   July 9 61.9
Midland 8 7   1 July 6 not released
Oro-Medonte 7 5 2   June 1 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 5 4     July 9 not released
Tay 8 8     June 29 not released
Penetanguishene 7 6     July 15 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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