The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases in the region on Wednesday, bringing the total local number of cases to 13,485, including 260 deaths.
Local public health also reported 14 new cases of a COVID-19 variant on Wednesday, bringing that total to 6,018, including 103 cases that are active.
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Eight of the new cases are in New Tecumseth, while three are in Barrie. The rest are in Bradford, Essa and Penetanguishene.
Three 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 another is related to travel. The rest are still under investigation.
Of the new cases, two people are fully vaccinated, none are partially vaccinated, and 12 are not immunized.
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Meanwhile, 74.1% of the region’s population has received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 68.6% have received the two necessary doses.
Of the total 13,485 COVID-19 cases in the region, 97 percent, or 13,088, have recovered, while nine people are currently in hospital.
On Wednesday, Ontario reported 495 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the provincial total to 585,502 infections, including 9,723 deaths.
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