Another case of COVID-19 in Barrie, six locally, as provincial caseload trends back down

Majority of province-wide caseload remains among younger age group

There was another case of COVID-19 reported in Barrie on Thursday, as the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) confirmed six new cases overall.

The new Barrie case was of a woman aged 18 to 34, according to the SMDHU which also confirmed a case each in Bradford West-Gwillimbury, Tay Township, Essa Township, Innisfil, and Penetanguishene. The latter five cases were all aged 35 and up. This comes following a spate of cases among younger demographics, pushing the average age of the SMDHU’s caseload down to 32.

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Meanwhile, there were 103 new cases of COVID-19 reported province-wide, a substantial decrease from the 165 cases reported on Wednesday, with over 200 reported on Tuesday.

Approximately 40 percent of Thursday’s caseload additions were among people between the ages of 20 and 39.

Public Health Ontario also reported 151 recoveries in its Thursday update, along with no new deaths across the province.