Today, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) reported four new COVID-19 cases in Huntsville: a 35-44 year-old female whose infection is under investigation; and three people whose infections are from close contact with a confirmed case—two 65-79 year-old females and one 65-79 year-old male.
One Huntsville case is now reported as being in hospital.
There have now been ten COVID-19 cases reported for Huntsville this month. One is under investigation, two are outbreak-related, four are close contacts of a confirmed case, and three are 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”.
Of the 64 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Huntsville to date, eight are active and one is 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 21 COVID-19 cases in Huntsville since Jan. 1. Just over half of Huntsville’s cases to date (36) 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 210 cases reported in Muskoka to date (21 of them currently active) and 6,032 in Simcoe County (578 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 last Tuesday.
For more COVID-19 information from the health unit, visit simcoemuskokahealth.org.
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