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COVID-19: 2 new cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed two new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the local total number of cases up to 12,320, including 254 deaths.

Local public health also reported nine new cases of a coronavirus variant on Tuesday, bringing that total to 4,955, including 25 that are active.

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The new cases are in both Midland and Innisfil and involved people who are under 17 years of age.

The Innisfil case is community-acquired, while the Midland one is still under investigation.

Meanwhile, 66.7 per cent of the region’s population has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 42.1 per cent has received both necessary doses.

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Of the region’s total 12,320 COVID-19 cases, 94 per cent — or 11,602 — have recovered, while four people are currently in hospital.

On Tuesday, Ontario reported 146 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the provincial total up to 547,409, including 9,258 deaths.

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