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 another case.
It’s the third case reported in Huntsville so far this month.
There are currently 23 active COVID-19 cases in Muskoka: seven in Huntsville, two in Lake of Bays, six in Muskoka Lakes, five in Bracebridge, and three in Gravenhurst. One Bracebridge resident is in hospital.
To date, 42,438 Muskoka residents (64.1 per cent) have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine; 9,010 (13.1 per cent) have received second doses.
The province announced this week that it is accelerating second vaccine doses as follows:
- As of Monday, June 21, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., all Ontarians who received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine on or before May 9, 2021 will be eligible to book or rebook their second dose appointment at a shortened interval.
- As of Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before May 30, 2021 and who live in the catchment area of one of the 10 public health units identified as Delta hot spots (Durham, Halton, Hamilton, Peel, Porcupine, Simcoe-Muskoka, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, and York public health units) will be eligible to book or rebook their second dose appointment at a shortened interval.
- Starting the week of June 28, 2021 (days / sequence to be confirmed) all Ontarians aged 18 and over who have received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to book their second dose appointment. The appointment will be scheduled at least 28 days after the first dose, per the recommended interval.
Also, effective June 14, 2021, individuals who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine are also eligible to receive a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at an interval of eight to 12 weeks, with informed consent. This can include a second dose of AstraZeneca or an mRNA vaccine.
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