74 more COVID-19 cases confirmed since Friday in Simcoe Muskoka – Barrie | The Canadian News

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 74 more cases of COVID-19 since Friday, bringing the total local number of cases to 13,203, including 256 deaths.

Local public health also reported 91 new cases of a COVID-19 variant on Monday, bringing that total to 5,743, including 205 cases that are active.

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Fifteen of the new cases are in Barrie, while 10 are in Innisfil, eight are in Essa, eight are in New Tecumseth, and seven are in Bradford.

The remainder of the new cases are in Adjala-Tosorontio, Bracebridge, Collingwood, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Midland, Muskoka Lakes, Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Penetanguishene, Ramara, Severn, Springwater, Tiny Township, and Wasaga Beach.

Twelve of the new cases are acquired in the community, while nine are the result of close contact with another positive COVID-19 case and one is related to travel.

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Of the new cases, 19 are fully vaccinated, five are partially vaccinated, and 50 are not immunized.

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Meanwhile, 73.1% of the region’s population has received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 67% have received the two necessary doses.

Of the total 13,203 COVID-19 cases in the region, 96 percent, or 12,686, have recovered, while 14 people are currently in hospital.

On Monday, Ontario reported 600 cases, bringing the total to 575,219, including 9,617 deaths.

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