Today, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) reported one new COVID-19 case in Huntsville, a woman aged 45-64 who is a close contact of a confirmed case.
There have now been 12 laboratory-confirmed cases reported in Huntsville in December, the most in a single month since the pandemic began.
Of the 40 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Huntsville to date, six are active, including one in hospital, and one man has died from the disease. More than 75 per cent of cases (31) have occurred within the past four months.
There have been a total of 127 cases in Muskoka to date (18 of them currently active) and 2,978 in Simcoe County. (For a full list of Huntsville and Lake of Bays cases to date, and other COVID-19 updates for the area, visit our COVID-19 page.)
Premier Ford announced on December 21 that there will be a province-wide shutdown as of Dec. 26. Health unit regions in Southern Ontario, of which Simcoe Muskoka is part, will be required to follow shutdown measure for 28 days.
For more COVID-19 information from the health unit, visit simcoemuskokahealth.org.
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