The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has raised its caseload by two to 460 as of Thursday afternoon. A 20-something man from Springwater and an Innisfil woman in her 40’s represent today’s two additions to the caseload.
The region’s caseload includes 368 people who have recovered, an increase of 12 since yesterday’s update, and 80 percent of all cases. No new lives have been lost in our region since May 20th, while there have been 36 to date.
Out of all cases, the rate of infection is greater in the County of Simcoe than it is in the District of Muskoka, with 96 percent of all cases within Simcoe.
The City of Barrie continues to see the greatest number of cases throughout the region, with 149 cases confirmed to date. It is also the most populous municipality among them.
Bradford-West Gwillimbury follows with 99 cases, then New Tecumseth with 48 and Innisfil with 35 cases confirmed by lab tests. The City of Orillia has had 17 cases of COVID-19 reported within the city. The Town of Collingwood has seen 15 cases within its borders, while nearby Wasaga Beach has experienced 13. Essa Township saw 11 to date.
Single-digit numbers are reported among the rest of Simcoe and Muskoka’s municipalities, save for the Township of Georgian Bay; the SMDHU reports no cases in the township.
A day after declaring the outbreak at Owen Hill Care Community in Barrie over, a healthcare worker has tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in the re-instatement of the outbreak. It was originally declared April 24 and 48 cases had been confirmed among 21 staff and 27 residents, with 11 resident deaths as of May 28.