Local and Provincial COVID-19 numbers as of Thursday, March 4

Province updates its numbers daily except holidays, the SMDHU does so Monday to Friday

Your main takeaway today:
-Ontario set a new one-day record of vaccines administered, with over 30,000 shots in arms reported
-Thursday marks the third day in a row the number of new cases was below the 1,000 mark

Local COVID-19 numbers as per the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, updated Monday to Friday by 3 p.m.

  • Number of new cases reported Wednesday: 35 (6,589 to date)
  • Number of variant-of-concern (VOC) cases reported Wednesday: 11 (216 to date)
  • Cases being screened for VOC: 138
  • Number of active cases as of Wednesday: 439
  • Number of active VOC cases: 7
  • Number of new recoveries Wednesday: 26 (5,906 to date)
  • Number of deaths reported Wednesday: 0 (189 to date)
  • Number of vaccines administered Tuesday: 1,037 (45,199 to date)
  • Number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19: 19
  • Tests run in Simcoe County last week: 228 per 100,000 people
  • Tests run in Muskoka District last week: 84 per 100,000 people
  • Percent positivity: 2.2 percent

There were 27 outbreaks being reported in the region as of March 2, the most recent of which is Woods Park Care Centre in Barrie, declared February 28. Below is a summary of those outbreaks that can be publicly reported. Names of congregate settings and workplaces are not made public by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.

Provincial COVID-19 numbers as per Public Health Ontario, updated daily by 11 a.m.

  • Number of cases reported Wednesday: 994 (304,757 to date)
  • Number of recoveries reported Wednesday: 1,072 (287,424 to date)
  • Number of deaths reported Wednesday: 10 (7,024 to date)
  • Number of vaccine doses administered by Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 30,409 (784,828 total doses administered, 268,118 people fully vaccinated)
  • Number of patients hospitalized as of Wednesday: 649
  • Number of patients in ICU as of Wednesday: 281 (183 on a ventilator)
  • Number of new tests processed by Wednesday: 65,643
  • Percent positivity: 2.1 percent