Today, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) reported another two new COVID-19 cases in Huntsville, both males 18-34 years old whose infections are under investigation. An additional case was reported on Friday, a 45-64 year-old female who had close contact with a confirmed case.
Of the 69 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Huntsville to date, 10 are active. None are currently 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 26 COVID-19 cases in Huntsville since Jan. 1. Almost 60 per cent of Huntsville’s cases to date (41) have occurred in the past three months of the pandemic. In Lake of Bays, there have been six cases in total, all of which are resolved.
There have been a total of 223 cases reported in Muskoka to date (25 of them currently active) and 6,270 in Simcoe County (536 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 Grey-Lockdown zone today, an “emergency brake” measure to slow the spread of COVID-19 variants of concern. Eight such cases have been identified in Muskoka. Simcoe Muskoka as a whole, as of March 1, has 190 cases that have tested positive for the UK B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant of concern and another 309 cases that have screened positive for a variant of concern and are awaiting confirmatory testing. Simcoe Muskoka has the highest number of variants of concern in Ontario.
For more COVID-19 information from the health unit, visit simcoemuskokahealth.org.
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