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Simcoe Muskoka health unit reports four more deaths from COVID-19

The recent victims are residents in Barrie, Bradford and Essa
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Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is reporting four more COVID-19 related deaths today. 

Though the health unit is due to provide more details today at 2:30 p.m., the deaths include two Bradford West Gwillimbury residents, a Barrie resident and an Essa resident. 

Including these four cases, there have now been 20 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the region. 

There have been another six cases of COVID-19 reported by the health unit today, Including a woman in her 80s from Clearview, a woman in her 40s from Barrie, a man in his 30s from Bradford, a woman in her 40s from Adjala-Tosorontio, and a man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s from Innisfil. 

There have been 283 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the region including 159 recoveries, and 20 deaths. 

According to the health unit website, there are now seven people hospitalized and 32 long term care residents in isolation.

There are active outbreaks at Bradford Valley Care Community, Owen Hill Care Community (Barrie), IOOF Odd Fellow and Rebekah Home (Barrie), Woods Park Vare Centre (Barrie), and Bayview Retirement Home (Waubaushene).

The case breakdown by municipality/city is as follows:

Bradford W-G (70 cases, 25 recoveries, 9 deaths, 2 in hospital), Barrie (86 cases, 48 recoveries, 3 deaths, 1 in hospital), New Tecumseth (19 cases, 16 recoveries, 1 in hospital), Orillia (13 cases, 8 recoveries, 2 deaths), Collingwood (8 cases, 7 recoveries), Innisfil (22 cases, 10 recoveries), Springwater (6 cases, 4 recoveries, 1 death), Midland (6 cases, 5 recoveries), Wasaga Beach (8 cases, 4 recoveries, 1 death), Oro-Medonte (5 cases, 2 recoveries, 2 deaths, 1 in hospital), Adjala-Tosorontio (7 cases, 4 recoveries, 1 in hospital), Clearview (3 cases, 2 recoveries, 1 in hospital), Essa (6 cases, 3 recoveries, 1 death), Ramara (2 cases, 2 recoveries), Tiny (2 cases, all recovered), Penetanguishene (2 cases, all recovered), and Severn (1 case) for a total of 266 cases in Simcoe County, including 144 recoveries.

There are also 17 confirmed positive cases in Muskoka, and 15 have recovered, one person from Muskoka Lakes has died.

The case rate (including lab-confirmed cases only) for Simcoe Muskoka region is 46.7 cases per 100,000 population. The provincial average is 111.7 cases per 100,000 population.

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