The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed two new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the local total number of cases to 639, including 36 deaths.
The new cases involve an Essa, Ont., man who’s between the ages of 45 and 64, as well as an 80-plus-year-old Orillia, Ont., woman.
The Essa case is community-acquired, while the Orillia case is still under investigation.
Of the Simcoe Muskoka health unit’s total cases, 566 people have recovered and four people remain in hospital. Of all cases, about 24 per cent have been related to local institutional outbreaks
There have been COVID-19 outbreaks in nine long-term care facilities, three retirement homes and one congregate setting, as well as at three workplaces across the region.
According to the health unit, most of its coronavirus cases are from the Barrie and South Simcoe areas.
On Wednesday, Ontario reported 165 new coronavirus cases, bringing the provincial total to 38,107, including 2,755 deaths.