The health unit confirms 18 new cases of COVID-19, two in Barrie


The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has confirmed 18 other COVID-19 cases in the area, including another resident in long-term care.

A 30-year-old woman in Wasaga Beach has tested positive for the virus, the source of the transmission is listed as unknown, and she isolates herself.

Two people in their twenties from Barrie (a woman and a man) were also confirmed to be COVID-19 positive. The woman’s case is listed as acquired in the community, and the man’s case is listed as close contact transmission. Both are self-insulating.

Bradford West Gwillimbury’s cases continue to climb with four others reported since Friday, including a 30-year-old woman hospitalized and a woman in her 20s who isolates herself. Both are cases of community transmission. A case has also been reported in a Bradford woman in her forties, who is now recovered. This was another case of community transmission.

Another resident of the Bradford Valley long-term care home, a 70-year-old man, also tested positive for COVID-19. It is isolated in Bradford Valley.

The only new travel-related case is a 70-year-old Midland man who isolates himself. There was also an Innisfil woman in her 20s among the new cases. The health unit determined that his was a case of community transmission.

An Oro-Medonte case involving a woman in her sixties is still under investigation. It is self-insulating.

The other cases reported today came from New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio township, Huntsville and one is listed with pending location information.

There have been 202 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Simcoe County area, and 100 of these have recovered, 12 have died, including two 70-year-old men in Barrie.

Ten people are hospitalized and 24 residents are isolated in Bradford Valley.

The distribution of cases for the cities (including those which died or recovered) is as follows: Bradford West Gwillimbury (54), Barrie (48), New Tecumseth (20), Orillia (10), Collingwood (8), Innisfil (6), Springwater (5), Midland (5), Wasaga Beach (7), Oro-Medonte (5), Adjala-Tosorontio (6), Clearview (2), Essa (3), Ramara (2), Tiny (2), Penetanguishene (2) for a total of 185 cases in Simcoe County.

There are also 16 positive cases confirmed in Muskoka.

In Simcoe Muskoka, the infection rate per 100,000 population is 31.7, the provincial average is 75.2 per 100,000 people.


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