Local COVID-19 caseload actually went down overnight, province-wide case count broke two-day streak

One new case added to local caseload, two subtracted

While the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported one new case of COVID-19 in the region, its overall caseload actually went down by two.

Two cases that were attributed to residents of Barrie have actually been transferred to different health units within the province to better reflect where they call home.

The health unit reports one new case in Bradford on Friday, a man between the ages of 18 and 34. This brings the week’s tally to 14. Last week there were 16, and 20 the week before. There have been 657 cases in Simcoe and Muskoka to date.

Meanwhile, a two-day streak of province-wide numbers below 100 was broken on Friday. Public Health Ontario announced 134 new cases on Friday, compared to 89 on Thursday, and 76 on Wednesday.