1 additional death, 45 more confirmed cases in Simcoe Muskoka over the weekend – Barrie | The Canadian News

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed an additional death from COVID-19 and 45 more cases since Friday, bringing the local total number of cases to 13,462, including 260 deaths.

Local public health also reported 50 new cases of a COVID-19 variant on Monday, bringing that total to 6,000, including 142 cases that are active.

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Fourteen of the new cases are in Barrie, while eight are in Bradford and seven are in New Tecumseth.

The rest are in Bracebridge, Collingwood, Essa, Gravenhurst, Innisfil, Midland, Ramara, Tay Township, Tiny Township, and Wasaga Beach.

Eight of the new cases are the result of close contact with another positive COVID-19 case, while three are acquired in the community, one is related to an outbreak, and the rest are under investigation.

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Of the new cases, 15 people are fully vaccinated, three are partially vaccinated, and 27 are not immunized.

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Meanwhile, 74.3% of the region’s population has received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 69% have received the two necessary doses.

Of the total 13,462 COVID-19 cases in the region, 97 percent, or 13,026, have recovered, while eight people are currently in hospital.

On Monday, Ontario reported 613 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the provincial total to 584,541 infections, including 9,704 deaths.

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