Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Infectious Diseases

Severity of Cases

Summary:

  • Over 3% of COVID-19 cases have been hospitalized and 1% of COVID-19 cases have passed away.
  • The median age of those admitted to hospital since September, 2022 is 75 years, which is two years older than the median age of those admitted from May to August. The median age of those admitted to the ICU since September, 2022 is 73 years, which is the same as the median age of those admitted to the ICU from May to August.
  • 80% of hospitalized COVID-19 cases have recovered. This excludes cases currently in hospital.
  • Over 40% of deaths were never hospitalized. This is due to the disproportionately large impact of COVID-19 mortality on long-term care and retirement home residents who passed away without being hospitalized.
  • For waves 3 and 4 of the pandemic (February 14th, 2021 to December 11th, 2021) approximately 4% of all cases required hospitalization, including approximately 1% that were admitted to the ICU. Since the onset of Omicron (wave 5 starting on December 12th, 2021), approximately 1% of reported cases have required hospitalization and only 0.3% of reported cases required admission to the ICU.
  • There were 15 deaths in September, 41 deaths in October and 29 deaths reported in November.
  • Fourteen of the past 20 deaths have been among seniors 70 years of age and over.

New COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reported by Week, Simcoe Muskoka

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Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations and ICU Admissions, Simcoe Muskoka

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Median Age of COVID-19 Hospitalizations and ICU Admissions, Simcoe Muskoka

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Age-Specific Rate of New COVID-19 Hospitalizations by Month

Cumulative COVID-19 Deaths by Type of Death

New COVID-19 Deaths Reported by Week, Simcoe Muskoka

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Age-Specific Rate of COVID-19 Deaths by Month

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Page Last Modified: December 1, 2022