Today, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) reported one new COVID-19 case in Huntsville: a man aged 65-79, whose infection was community acquired.
It’s the second COVID-19 case reported for Huntsville since Friday; the first was also 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 56 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Huntsville to date, two are active with one in hospital. Two people have died from the disease in Huntsville, as well as a third person in Muskoka Lakes.
There have been 13 COVID-19 cases in Huntsville since Jan. 1. Half (28) 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 193 cases reported in Muskoka to date (18 of them currently active) and 5,558 in Simcoe County (926 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.)
Premier Doug Ford announced today that most regions in the province, including Simcoe Muskoka, would remain under the stay-at-home order for another week. Stay tuned for further details.
For more COVID-19 information from the health unit, visit simcoemuskokahealth.org.
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