Today, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) reported one new COVID-19 case in Huntsville. Although not yet reported by the health unit, there has also been another death due to the disease, a man aged 45-64.
There have been now 12* laboratory-confirmed cases reported for Huntsville in December, the most in a single month since the pandemic began. (*Note that this number may fluctuate if cases leave the area for hospital treatment, or to recover elsewhere.)
Of the 40 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Huntsville to date, eight are active, including one in hospital. Two people have died from the disease. More than half (21) have occurred in the past three months.
There have been a total of 136 cases reported in Muskoka to date (27 of them currently active) and 3,326 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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