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Infectious Diseases

COVID-19 Testing

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Effective October 19, COVID-19 testing data for HealthSTATS is being accessed through a new data platform. Some minor differences with historic data may be observed.

Summary

  • There were 140 new COVID-19 tests per 10,000 population in Simcoe County and 71 tests per 10,000 population in Muskoka District for the most recent week (October 10th). In comparison the provincial testing rate was 133 tests per 10,000 population.
  • Note that weekly testing data is updated on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and testing rates for the most recent week are incomplete and will change in future updates.
  • The percent positivity rate in Simcoe County is 1.5% and 1.7% in Muskoka District, compared to the provincial percent positivity rate of 1.6%.
  • Testing rates in Simcoe County and Ontario have been increasing since early August. Percent positivity also increased in August, but began decreasing in September.
  • Percent positivity for the most recent week was highest among adults 20 to 29 years of age, and testing rates have been highest in children and youth. 
  • A low percent positivity rate indicates the outbreak is under control, given more testing is finding a smaller and smaller proportion of positives.

COVID-19 Testing Rate, Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario

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COVID-19 Percent Positivity Rate, Simcoe Muskoka and Ontario

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Weekly COVID-19 Testing Rate, Simcoe Muskoka by Age Group

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Weekly COVID-19 Percent Positivity Rate, Simcoe Muskoka by Age Group

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Page Last Modified: October 22, 2021