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Infectious Diseases

COVID-19

The COVID-19 Community Risk Level is updated Tuesdays by 2 p.m. All other COVID-19 HealthSTATS pages are updated on Thursdays by 2:00 p.m.

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COVID-19 HealthSTATS iconsIMPORTANTuPDATES

  • The COVID-19 Community Risk Level is replacing the previous COVID-19 Monitoring dashboard.
COVID-19 HealthSTATS icons Community Risk Level

The purpose of the COVID-19 Community Risk Level is to help you determine the best ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 infection and serious illness. Five indicators are used to describe COVID-19 transmission and severity and the overall COVID-19 community risk level. Visit Dashboard.

Highlights

  • There have been 51,019 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Simcoe Muskoka since COVID-19 was first identified in Canada.
  • There have been 252 new cases reported to the health unit for the current week. There were 325  new cases reported to the health unit last week (week of September 18th), 23% higher than the 265  cases reported for the week of September 11th. 
  • There were 26 deaths reported in July and 23 deaths in August and 14 deaths reported in September to date.
  • From December 12th, 2021 to September 28th, 2022, the rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations among the unvaccinated vaccine-eligible Simcoe Muskoka population is two times higher than it is for those who have received at least two vaccine doses, the rate of COVID-19 ICU admissions is four times higher and the rate of deaths is three times higher.
  • To date, 3,879 cases have tested positive for the Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant of concern, and an additional 2,665 cases are considered suspect Omicron (awaiting confirmatory testing).
  • In total 1,417,045 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Simcoe Muskoka, including doses administered by local pharmacies. 505,728 individuals living in Simcoe Muskoka have received at least one dose of vaccine, which represents 82% of the total population.
  • Currently 86% of the population 5 years and older living in Simcoe Muskoka have had at least one dose of vaccine including 81% of youth 12 to 17 years of age. In addition, 46% 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 Indirect Impact Dashboard Light blueREV

An interactive tool presenting priority health status indicators related to the indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and health equity of residents of Simcoe and Muskoka. Visit page.

 

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, 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 2020/2021 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, Orillia, Penetanguishene and Bracebridge. 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: September 29, 2022