First time since June 3, no new COVID-19 cases reported in Simcoe Muskoka

19 public health units in Ontario have reported no new cases in the last 24 hours

Simcoe Muskoka is one of 19 public health units in the province that has reported no new cases of COVID-19 since the last update on Tuesday.

This is the first time since June 3 that no new cases have been added to the list in the region.

Simcoe Muskoka has had 526 confirmed cases of the virus with 445 or 84 percent having recovered.

The number of people in hospital as a result of COVID-19 remains at five. At Tuesday’s update, the health unit said two of those patients were in intensive care units.

The death toll remains at 36 and COVID-19 outbreaks continue at two long term care homes, Owen Hill in Barrie and Creedan Valley in Creemore.

The province reported 190 new cases of the virus on Wednesday, the fourth day in a row the number has been below 200.

Health Minister Christine Elliot tweeted that 154 of the 190 new cases came from Toronto, Peel Region and Windsor-Essex County, the three regions remaining in Stage 1 of the province’s reopening plan.