COVID-19: 31 more cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 31 additional COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the local total number of cases up to 13,759, including 262 deaths.

Local public health also reported 21 new COVID-19 variant cases on Friday, bringing that total to 6,245, including 122 cases that are active.

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Twelve of the new cases are in Barrie, while four are in Innisfil and four are in Springwater.

The rest of the new cases are in Adjala-Tosorontio, Clearview, Collingwood, Essa, Huntsville, New Tecumseth, Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Severn and Tiny Township.

Twelve of the new cases are a result of close contact with another positive COVID-19 case, while four are community-acquired, one is outbreak-related and the rest are under investigation.

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Of the new cases, 15 are fully vaccinated, none are partially vaccinated and 16 are not immunized.

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Meanwhile, 75.5 per cent of the region’s population has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 71.3 per cent has received both necessary doses.

Of the region’s total 13,759 COVID-19 cases, 97 per cent — or 13,326 — have recovered, while 12 people are currently in hospital.

Ontario reported 496 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 593,933 infections, including 9,809 deaths.

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