Six cases of COVID locally on Thursday, including four younger people out of Barrie

COVID cases among people aged 18 to 34 continues to decline more slowly than older age groups

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed six cases of COVID-19 were added to its caseload on Thursday. That includes four people from Barrie in the 18-34 age range.

This continues a trend in Simcoe-Muskoka where the number of new infections among younger people continues to fall more slowly than those of older age demographics. Young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 have accounted for the highest proportion of COVID-19 cases since June, but are among the lowest category for hospitalizations. No children under 17 have been hospitalized in Simcoe or Muskoka as a result of COVID-19, according to the SMDHU’s HealthStats portal.

Among Thursday’s six cases, there were also two people from Huntsville; a man between the ages of 45 and 64, as well as a woman in the 35 to 44 age range.

There was one person who required hospitalization since Wednesday’s update from the SMDHU, bringing the number of people currently in hospital as a result of COVID to two. There was also one more recovery in the past 24 hours. The region’s death toll remains at 37, unchanged since late July.

There were 35 active cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe and Muskoka as of Wednesday afternoon.