Simcoe-Muskoka’s tenth confirmed COVID-19 case sought treatment in Orangeville, recovering at home in New Tecumseth

Woman had recently returned from the Middle East

Simcoe-Muskoka’s tenth confirmed case of COVID-19 is recovering at home after a trip to the Middle East.

The woman in her 60s returned from Egypt, Israel, and Jordan recently, and sought treatment at Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville. She was released from the hospital to recover in self-isolation at her New Tecumseth home.

data courtesy Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Meanwhile, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has confirmed two deaths in this region as a result of COVID-19. The two men in their 70s were acquainted and had direct contact with each other.

A Bradford woman in her 30s has been hospitalized as health unit officials investigate her prior contacts.

The Health Unit says a 50-something man from Collingwood returned from the United States to be diagnosed with COVID-19 and is now recovering at home.

A Bradford man in his 20s is also recovering at home after coming into contact with a previous case, a woman in her 50s who had travelled to Ecuador.

Two Barrie men in their 40s and a 60-something Orillia man have been sent home to self-isolate, having tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from parts of Europe.