Three new long-term care home-related COVID-19 cases announced by Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit as caseload rises by 24

Outbreak declared at Owen Hill Care Community after one staffer and one resident test positive

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says has added 24 cases of COVID-19 to its case count since Friday, bringing the regional total to 259.

The Health Unit is reporting two positive test results coming from the Barrie long-term care home Owen Hill Care Community; a man in his 80s and a staff member have contracted the disease, prompting the Health Unit to declare an outbreak at the home.

Meanwhile, one new positive case at Bradford Valley Community Care, a woman in her 70’s. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases to forty. Thirty-four residents and ten staff are affected.

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Meanwhile,

No new cases announced at Barrie long-term care home I.O.O.F. or Woods Park, with one staffer testing positive at the former, two at the latter. No residents are among the positive tests.

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