The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed eight new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the local total number of cases up to 12,358, including 255 deaths.
Local public health also reported four new cases of a coronavirus variant on Monday, bringing that total to 4,979, including nine that are active.
Two of the new cases are in Barrie, while two are in Oro-Medonte, one is in Wasaga Beach, one is in Innisfil, one is Gravenhurst and another is in Huntsville.
Two cases are a result of close contact with another positive COVID-19 case, while one is travel-related and the rest are still under investigation.
Meanwhile, 68.3 per cent of the region’s population has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 53.5 per cent has received both necessary doses.
Of the region’s total 12,358 COVID-19 cases, 98 per cent — or 12,073 — have recovered, while three people are currently in hospital.
On Monday, Ontario reported 119 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the provincial total up to 549,447, including 9,316 deaths.