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.

In response to changes in processes for capturing information from confirmed COVID-19 cases and changes to the provincial testing strategy, there are several major changes to SMDHU’s COVID-19 HealthSTATS page. Case data is no longer shared at the level of municipality, and the COVID-19 Case Explorer has been retired. Several other analyses are impacted and several charts have been modified or removed.

As of December 30, 2021 the province changed its testing strategy due to the rapid transmission of the Omicron variant of concern.  Only select groups are now eligible for PCR testing resulting in fewer confirmed cases being captured.  Readers are cautioned that the number of COVID-19 cases reported in HealthSTATS underestimates the true number of cases in the community.  

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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 29,761 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Simcoe Muskoka since COVID-19 was first identified in Canada.
  • There have been 1,360 new cases reported to the health unit for the current week. There were 2,583 new cases reported to the health unit last week (week of January 9th), 16% lower than the 3,091 cases reported for the week of January 2nd. 
  • From December 22nd, 2020 onwards, there have been 9,992 confirmed COVID-19 cases among vaccinated individuals.
  • There were 10 COVID-19 related deaths reported in December, 2021 and 27 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in January 2022 to date.
  • From July 18th to January 20th, the rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations among the unvaccinated vaccine-eligible Simcoe Muskoka population is 9 times higher than it is for fully vaccinated population, the rate of COVID-19 ICU admissions is 17 times higher and the rate of deaths is 7 times higher.
  • To date, 298 cases have tested positive for the Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant of concern, and an additional 1,682 cases are considered suspect Omicron (awaiting confirmatory testing).
  • In total 1,210,290 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Simcoe Muskoka, including doses administered by local pharmacies. 490,949 individuals living in Simcoe Muskoka have received at least one dose of vaccine, which represents 81% of the total population.
  • Currently 85% 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, 43% 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 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: January 21, 2022