554 new cases of COVID-19 province-wide on Tuesday, including 13 locally

Public Health Ontario confirmed 554 cases of COVID-19 were added to its caseload on Tuesday morning, fewer than the 700 announced a day prior, but still the second-highest since mid-April.

The biggest contributor continues to be population-dense Toronto, with 251 cases out of the day’s increase. Ottawa with 106, and Peel Region with 79, round out the top three hot spots in the province while a bump was noted in York Region as well, with 43 cases reported in the last 24 hours.

Locally, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) announced 13 cases of COVID-19. Of those, five were from Barrie, three from Bradford-West Gwillimbury, two in Innisfil, and one each in Gravenhurst, Severn, and Essa Township. As is the case on the provincial level, the majority of Tuesday’s local caseload increase is made up of people under the age of 34. One of the Innisfil cases is among a young man between the ages of 0 and 17.

Tuesday afternoon, it was confirmed there was a case of COVID-19 reported at Goodfellow Public School in Innisfil. This brings the number of cases among schools in Simcoe and Muskoka to eleven. The following schools had reported one case each:

BARRIE

  • Sister Catherine Donnelly Catholic School
  • Bear Creek Secondary School
  • St. John Vianney Catholic School

ALLISTON

  • St. Paul’s Catholic School

BRADFORD

  • St. Angela Merici Catholic School

COLLINGWOOD

  • Admiral Collingwood Elementary School

HUNTSVILLE

  • Spruce Glen Public School

Innisfil

  • Goodfellow Public School

ORILLIA

  • Twin Lakes Secondary School

TOTTENHAM

  • Father F.X. O’Reilly Catholic School

WASAGA BEACH

  • Worsley Elementary School