Two new cases of COVID-19 in Barrie as provincial increase surpasses the 200 mark

apparent increase in cases among people under age 39

Public Health Ontario’s caseload addition surpassed the 200-mark on Tuesday, with 203 new cases added. This is the highest one-day addition since June 28, when the province confirmed 257 new cases.

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott pointed out that 57 per cent of these new cases are among those age 39 or younger, in an apparent surge of cases among young people.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in its region on Tuesday. Both are from Barrie, and both are between the ages of 18 and 34.

According to the SMDHU, the majority of local cases has been among people age 45-64, but 18 of the 36 cases reported over the past two weeks have been among people aged 18 to 34.