Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Infectious Diseases

COVID-19

All COVID-19 data on HealthSTATS (this page and linked pages) are updated Monday to Friday by 2:00 pm ET.

Due to the increase in cases being reported to public health, data entry is lagged and data presented are interim and subject to change.

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COVID-19 Interactive Tools

COVID-19 HealthSTATS icons_COVID-19 Case Explorer
An interactive map of COVID-19 cases across Simcoe Muskoka. Click here for a mobile friendly list of all cases in Simcoe Muskoka. See Data Change Log at the bottom of the case list for major data updates. Visit map.

 

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 13,836 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Simcoe Muskoka since COVID-19 was first identified in Canada.
  • There have been 46 new cases reported to the health unit for the current week. There were 111 new cases reported to the health unit last week (week of October 10th), 18% lower than the 135 cases reported for the week of October 3rd. 
  • From December 22nd, 2020 onwards, there have been 352 confirmed COVID-19 cases among vaccinated individuals.
  • Five COVID-19 related death were reported in September and one so far in October. 
  • From August 22tnd to October 16th, the rate of COVID-19 infection among the unvaccinated vaccine-eligible Simcoe Muskoka population is 10 times higher than it is for fully vaccinated population and the rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations is 23 times higher. Please note that due to the smaller number of unvaccinated hospitalized cases, one or two additional hospitalized cases will noticeably change the ratio listed above.
  • To date 4,007 local cases have tested positive for Alpha (B.1.1.7) variant of concern, 168 cases have tested positive for the Gamma (P.1) variant of concern, 34 cases have tested positive for the Beta (B.1.351) variant of concern, 1,449 cases have tested positive for the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant of concern, and an additional 663 cases have screened positive (awaiting confirmatory testing).
  • In total 898,850 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Simcoe Muskoka, including doses administered by local pharmacies. 457,833 individuals living in Simcoe Muskoka have received at least one dose of vaccine, which represents 76% of the total population.
  • Currently 86% of the population 12 years and older living in Simcoe Muskoka have had at least one dose of vaccine including 86% of youth 12 to 17 years of age who have received at least one dose of vaccine.
  • Most COVID-19 cases in Simcoe Muskoka are from the Barrie and South Simcoe areas. Click here to view the epidemic curve by municipality.
  • Young adults (18-34 years) had the highest rates of infection from February to August; however, since September, children under the age of 12 have had the highest rate of new cases.
  • 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 COVID-19 Case Counts and Rates (per 100,000) by Vaccination Status at Time of Illness

Hover over bars or lines to see values

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 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: October 20, 2021