Eight new cases of COVID-19 announced in Barrie Friday, as province sees 111 new cases for the second day in a row

Health unit also confirming a case in Oro-Medonte

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is confirming nine new cases of COVID-19 in the region today. Eight from Barrie and one from Oro-Medonte.

This represents the highest addition to the local caseload since June 17 when the health unit confirmed 14 new cases. Throughout July, the health unit had previously announced no more than five cases.

This comes as the province-wide COVID case count rises by just 111 for the second day in a row. Public Health Ontario reported 102 more recoveries since its update on Thursday, along with nine deaths.

There were over 31,000 tests run across Ontario to get these results, which is nearly double the province’s daily testing target. Ontario is approaching two million tests run, with 1.8 million already processed to date.