COVID-19: 46 more confirmed cases over the weekend in Simcoe Muskoka – Barrie | The Canadian News

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 46 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, bringing the total local number of cases to 13,805, including 262 deaths.

Local public health also reported 38 new variant COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing that total to 6,283, including 115 cases that are active.

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Eight of the new cases are in Barrie, while seven are in Innisfil, five in Wasaga Beach, four in Penetanguishene, three in Oro-Medonte and three in Tiny Township.

The remainder are in Adjala-Tosorontio, Bracebridge, Bradford, Clearview, Collingwood, Gravenhurst, Huntsville New Tecumseth, Orillia and Springwater.

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

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Of the new cases, 14 are fully vaccinated, two are partially vaccinated, and 30 are not immunized.

Meanwhile, 75.6% of the region’s population has received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 71.6% have received the two necessary doses.

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Of the total 13,805 COVID-19 cases in the region, 97 percent, or 13,374, have recovered, while 10 people are currently in hospital.

Ontario reported 373 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 595,235 infections, including 9,815 deaths.

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