Today, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) reported one new COVID-19 case in Huntsville. The man, aged 45-64, is associated with a congregate care setting. In the case of congregate care settings, the health unit doesn’t specify the location; these settings include shelters, group homes, and homes for people with developmental disabilities.
(Note that as of today, Jan. 7, 2021, daily case counts reported by the health unit are based on data received by 11:59 p.m. the previous day.)
Of the 45 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Huntsville to date, seven are active. Two people have died from the disease. More than half (26) have occurred in the past three months. In Lake of Bays, there have been six cases in total, two of which are currently active.
There have been a total of 156 cases reported in Muskoka to date (37 of them currently active) and 3,855 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.