Your main takeaway today:
-while the province reported a recent low of 1,913 cases, it warns that is underreported due to a glitch with Toronto Public Health.
-An outbreak at Roberta Place in Barrie has now claimed ten lives, while 92 residents and 57 staff have tested positive.
-Local demand for ICU-ventilator beds have surpassed the local goal
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 Monday: 79 (4,834 to date)
- Number of active cases as of Monday: 1,349
- Number of new recoveries Monday: 6 (3,366to date)
- Number of deaths reported Monday: 1 (91 to date)
- Number of vaccines administered Sunday: 0 (12,885 to date)
- Number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19: 37
- Tests run in Simcoe County last week: 245 per 100,000 people
- Tests run in Muskoka District last week: 131 per 100,000 people
- Percent positivity: 2.8 percent
There were 22 outbreaks being reported in the region as of January 18, the most recent was declared at I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellow & Rebekah Home) in Barrie on January 15. 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 Tuesday: 1,913 (242,277 to date)
- Number of recoveries reported Tuesday: 2,873 (209,183 to date)
- Number of deaths reported Tuesday: 46 (5,479 to date)
- Vaccines administered as of 8 p.m. Monday: 14,346 (224,134 to date)
- Number of patients hospitalized as of Tuesday: 1,626
- Number of patients currently in ICU as of Tuesday: 400 (292 on a ventilator)
- Number of tests processed by Monday: 34.531
- Percent positivity: 6.8 percent