Coronavirus Canada updates: Health unit reports new COVID cases in Collingwood, Wasaga

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Health unit reports new COVID cases in Collingwood, Wasaga
Coronavirus Canada updates: Health unit reports new COVID cases in Collingwood, Wasaga

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County today – including one in Collingwood and one in Wasaga Beach.

The Collingwood case involves a man between the ages of 18 and 34. The cause is under investigation. This is the first confirmed case in Collingwood since Aug. 20.

The Wasaga Beach case is a man between the ages of 45-64. It’s a community-acquired case.

The region’s new cases also include five Barrie residents and three Bradford-West Gwillimbury residents as well as single cases in New Tecumseth and Oro-Medonte.

Among the Barrie cases are three men between 18 and 34 years old with two listed as under investigation and the third acquired through close contact. The other Barrie cases involve a man between 65 and 79 years old that’s now under investigation and a woman between the ages of 45 and 64 (close contact).

The two Bradford cases include two girls under 17 (under investigation) and a 45 to 64 year-old man (close contact), which is the same demographic as the New Tecumseth case.

Oro-Medonte, which hadn’t reported a case since Aug. 4, involves a woman between the ages of 18 and 34, while the New Tecumseth case involves a man between the ages of 45 and 64 years old. Both cases are now under investigation.

There is one active outbreak at long-term care facilities in the region (Roberta Place in Barrie where one staff member has tested positive for COVID-19). A previously reported outbreak at the The Pines Long Term Care Residence in Bracebridge is now declared over.

Two cases previously assigned to Innisfil were re-assigned to Bradford West-Gwillimbury, a case assigned to Bradford West-Gwillibury was reassigned to Innisfil, a Barrie case was reassigned to New Tecumseth and a Muskoka case previously assigned to Huntsville was transferred to Gravehurst.

There have now been 790 cases reported in the health unit’s catchment area with 682 recoveries listed with 37 deaths.

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