Just two new cases of COVID-19 confirmed locally along with eight people recovered

One each in Penetanguishene and Bradford-West Gwillimbury

The number of new cases confirmed by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) continues to slope downward, a trend being seen across the province.

The SMDHU today confirmed two cases of COVID-19 have been added to its caseload since yesterday’s update: a young girl from Penetanguishene, and a man from Bradford-West Gwillimbury. This brings the region’s caseload up to 513. Of those, 436 people have recovered, an increase of eight since yesterday.

According to the SMDHU another person has been hospitalized due to COVID-19, with six people in total receiving hospital care. All other active cases are recovering at home. No lives have been lost to COVID-19 in Simcoe or Muskoka since May 20, while the virus has claimed 36 lives to date.

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This comes as the province announces a one-day addition to Ontario’s caseload of below 200, a number not seen since late March, and continuing a nine-day trend of lower numbers.