COVID-19: 43 more confirmed cases in Simcoe Muskoka – Barrie | The Canadian News

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed an additional 43 cases of COVID-19 in the region since Friday, bringing the total local number of cases to 13,915, including 263 deaths.

Local public health also reported 39 new variant COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing that total to 6,375, including 116 cases that are active.

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Fourteen of the new cases are in Barrie, while eight are in Innisfil and six in Springwater.

The remainder of the new cases are in Bracebridge, Clearview, Collingwood, Georgian Bay, Gravenhurst, Muskoka Lakes, New Tecumseth, Orillia, Penetanguishene, and Ramara.

Six of the new cases are the result of close contact with another positive COVID-19 case, while six are related to an outbreak and four are acquired in the community. The rest of the new cases are still under investigation.

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Of the new cases, 10 people are fully vaccinated, four are partially vaccinated, and 29 are not immunized.

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Meanwhile, 76 percent of the region’s population has received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 72.2 percent have received the two necessary doses.

Of the total 13,915 COVID-19 cases in the region, 97 percent, or 13,484, have recovered, while eight people are currently in hospital.

The province of Ontario reported 326 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 597,841 infections, including 9,846 deaths.

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