Today, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) reported one new case of COVID-19 in the Huntsville area, a 45-64 year-old woman whose infection is travel-related.
Of the 28 cases in Huntsville to date, five have been in November and more than two-thirds (20) have been within the past three months. Two are active; none are currently in hospital.
There have been a total of 95 cases in Muskoka to date (seven of them currently active) and 2,019 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.)
Simcoe Muskoka was moved into the orange “Restrict” level of the province’s COVID-19 response framework on November 28. A day later, SMDHU’s medical officer of health, Dr. Charles Gardner, asked residents to step up their efforts to help lower transmission rates and reinforced the province’s COVID-19 requirements for businesses in a letter to local business owners.
Dr. Gardner also sent a letter to municipalities within the health unit’s catchment area last week suggesting that they prohibit access to their recreational facilities to individuals whose primary residence lies within the Red/Control and Grey/Lockdown areas. The Town of Huntsville has not yet said if it will follow this advice.
For more COVID-19 information from the health unit, visit simcoemuskokahealth.org.
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