Today, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) reported two new COVID-19 cases in Huntsville. A man, aged 18-34, whose case is a result of close contact with another confirmed case, and another man aged 18-34 whose case is under investigation. The health unit also added one new case to its count for Jan. 8 from the last time Doppler reported.
(Note that as of Jan. 7, 2021, daily case counts reported by the health unit are based on data received by 11:59 p.m. the previous day. Case counts may also fluctuate from day to day if cases leave the area for hospital treatment, or to recover elsewhere.)
Of the 52 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Huntsville to date, 13 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 10 COVID-19 cases in Huntsville since Jan. 1—four of them associated with a congregate care setting outbreak—and more than half of Huntsville’s cases (30) have occurred since November 1, 2020. In Lake of Bays, there have been six cases in total, two of which are currently active.
There have been a total of 165 cases reported in Muskoka to date (45 of them currently active) and 2,825 in Simcoe County (1,198 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 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.
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