Today, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) reported two new COVID-19 cases in Huntsville: a woman aged 18-34, whose infection is the result of close contact with another case, and a man aged 45-64 whose infection was community acquired.
The health unit also reassigned an outbreak-related case that was previously reported for Huntsville to Muskoka Lakes. The location of the outbreak has not yet been reported.
There have now been five COVID-19 cases reported for Huntsville this month. One was a close contact of a confirmed case, three were community acquired, which by the health unit’s definition means, “a sporadic case in an individual where most likely the acquisition of illness is from somewhere within the community but not associated with a community outbreak [and excluding] transmission due to travel and due to close contact with a known case”, and one is still under investigation.
Of the 59 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Huntsville to date, four are active. None are in hospital in Huntsville. Two people have died from the disease in Huntsville, as well as a third person in Muskoka Lakes.
There have been 16 COVID-19 cases in Huntsville since Jan. 1. Just over half (31) have occurred since December 1, 2020. In Lake of Bays, there have been six cases in total, all of which are resolved.
There have been a total of 203 cases reported in Muskoka to date (16 of them currently active) and 5,868 in Simcoe County (611 active). (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 entered the province’s Red-Control zone on Tuesday.
For more COVID-19 information from the health unit, visit simcoemuskokahealth.org.
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