Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Infectious Diseases

COVID-19

All COVID-19 HealthSTATS pages are updated weekly on Tuesdays by 2:00 p.m.

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COVID-19 HealthSTATS iconsIMPORTANTuPDATES

The Wastewater Surveillance page contains two important updates.

  • Two new local sites have been added to the provincial wastewater surveillance initiative, with wastewater samples being collected at wastewater treatment plants in Bracebridge and Penetanguishene.
  • Wastewater signal is now being compared against COVID-19 related hospitalizations of Simcoe Muskoka residents living in those communities participating in the wastewater surveillance initiative.
COVID-19 HealthSTATS icons_COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard
A snapshot of the COVID-19 pandemic status in Simcoe Muskoka across four dimensions: virus spread and containment, laboratory testing, health system capacity and public health system capacity. Visit dashboard.

Highlights

  • There have been 46,425 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Simcoe Muskoka since COVID-19 was first identified in Canada.
  • There have been 44 new cases reported to the health unit for the current week. There were 221 new cases reported to the health unit last week (week of June 19th), 15% higher than the 192 cases reported for the week of June 12th. 
  • There were 30 deaths reported in April, 22 deaths in May and 5 deaths reported so far in June.
  • From December 12th to June 27th, the rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations among the unvaccinated vaccine-eligible Simcoe Muskoka population is 3 times higher than it is for those who have received at least two vaccine doses, the rate of COVID-19 ICU admissions is 5 times higher and the rate of deaths is 3 times higher.
  • A video developed by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit helps to explain the number of vaccinated vs not-fully vaccinated patients in hospital from COVID-19: A Visualization of Ontario Hospitalization and ICU Admissions Due to COVID-19.
  • To date, 2,473 cases have tested positive for the Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant of concern, and an additional 2,537 cases are considered suspect Omicron (awaiting confirmatory testing).
  • In total 1,357,781 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Simcoe Muskoka, including doses administered by local pharmacies. 503,718 individuals living in Simcoe Muskoka have received at least one dose of vaccine, which represents 82% of the total population.
  • Currently 86% of the population 5 years and older living in Simcoe Muskoka have had at least one dose of vaccine including 82% of youth 12 to 17 years of age. In addition, 48% of children 5 to 11 years of age have received at least one dose of vaccine.
  • The vast majority of COVID-19 cases in Simcoe Muskoka are considered resolved (see Technical Notes and Definitions page for more details).

COVID-19 Case and Vaccine Summary Table, Simcoe Muskoka

COVID-19 Weekly Case, Hospitalization and Deaths Table, Simcoe Muskoka

Weekly Counts and Rates (per 100,000) of New Hospitalizations, by Vaccination Status at Time of Illness

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COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage among Simcoe Muskoka Residents

Additional COVID-19 pages are available on the following topics:

COVID-19 HealthSTATS icon_COVID-19 Case Characteristics and Geographic Distribution
Local cases by age, sex, socioeconomic characteristics (e.g. visible minority status) and geography, including weekly incidence rates. Visit page.

 

COVID-19 HealthSTATS icons_Severity of COVID-19 Cases
Local hospitalizations and deaths. Visit page.

 

COVID-19 HealthSTATS icons_COVID-19 Outbreaks
Local COVID-19 outbreaks, including changes from previous posting, case counts by outbreak settings and list of all local COVID-19 outbreaks. Visit page.

 

COVID-19 HealthSTATS icons_Trends Over Time
Pandemic evolution over time including epidemic curves, 7-day case rolling average, incidence rates, effective reproduction number (Rt) and severity of cases. Visit page.

 

COVID-19 HealthSTATS icons_Variants of ConcernMutations of Interest
Variants of concern (VOC) and screened positive (mutations of interest) cases and outbreaks in Simcoe Muskoka. Visit page.

 

COVID-19 HealthSTATS icons_COVID-19 Testing
Weekly COVID-19 testing in Simcoe County and District of Muskoka and percent positivity. Visit page.

 

COVID-19 HealthSTATS icon_COVID-19 Immunizations
COVID-19 vaccines administered by dose in Simcoe County and District of Muskoka and vaccination coverage rates among Simcoe Muskoka residents. Visit page.

 

COVID-19 HealthSTATS icons_Forecast Modeling
Provincial modeling and local case count projections. Visit page.

 

COVID-19 HealthSTATS icons_COVID-19 Local Impact Survey
Results from a 2020/2021 online survey outlining financial, mental, physical and social impacts of the pandemic on the local population. Visit page.

 

COVID-19 HealthSTATS icon_Wastewater Surveillance
Wastewater surveillance for COVID-19 in Barrie, Collingwood, Midland and Orillia. Visit page.

COVID-19 HealthSTATS icons_Technical Notes and Definitions
Detailed information on definitions, data sources and other technical details related to analysis of data. Visit page.

 

All data reported are preliminary and subject to change as COVID-19 cases continue to be investigated.

Links to Related Information and Resources

Page Last Modified: June 28, 2022