Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Infectious Diseases

Trends Over Time

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Summary

  • The daily moving average of new cases declined from 100 cases per day in April to about 3 cases per day by the end of July. The moving average increased to over 25 cases per day in mid-September; however, the average number of cases has been decreasing since mid-September (excluding the most recent days due to reporting delays).
  • The age-specific rates in September were higher than the rates for August for those under 18 years of age and those 65 years of age and older. Rates in September were slightly lower than August for those between 18 and 64 years of age. 
  • There was one one case reported, in adults aged 80 years and older, in August and four new cases reported in September.
  • While the rate of new infections among females was higher than males in January, this difference was mainly due to a higher number of female cases associated with institutional outbreaks. The rates for males have been higher than females from February to June 2021. July and August rates were fairly similar for males and females.
  • The effective reproductive number for a given period of time or Rt is the average number of secondary cases that a new case will infect. If Rt is greater than one it indicates that the spread of COVID-19 in Simcoe Muskoka is growing, and if Rt is less than one, the spread of COVID-19 is slowing and containment/mitigation efforts may be working to keep the outbreak under control.

Epidemic Curve by Date of Symptom Onset

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7-Day Rolling Average of New COVID-19 Cases

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Cumulative COVID-19 Cases by Date Reported to Public Health

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7-Day Rolling Average of the Median Reproductive Number (Rt)

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Age-Specific Incidence Rate of COVID-19 Infections by Month

Sex-Specific Incidence Rate of COVID-19 Infections by Month

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COVID-19 Cases by Most Likely Acquisition by Week

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Active COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations

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Technical Notes and Definitions

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Page Last Modified: October 22, 2021