The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) is reporting 12 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area today, of which ten are in Muskoka.
Of the ten cases in Muskoka, four are in Huntsville. One Huntsville case involves a female 0 to 17 years of age, while another involves a female 18 to 34 years of age. Two additional people in Huntsville have also tested positive, ages 18 to 34 and 35 to 44. Their genders have not been specified.
Three people from Bracebridge have also tested positive. One is a 45-64 year-old male who contracted the virus through close contact. The other is a male 18 to 34 years of age who is also said to have contracted COVID-19 through close contact. The third case involves a male between the age of 18 to 34. How he contracted the virus is still under investigation.
There were also two cases in Gravenhurst involving a male and female, both 45 to 64 years of age. How they contracted the virus is still under investigation.
A female between the ages of 18 and 34 in Muskoka Lakes has also tested positive. Her case is being attributed to a community outbreak.
In Simcoe County, two cases in Innisfil have also been confirmed involving a female and male between the ages of 18 and 34. How they contracted the virus is still under investigation.
These latest cases bring the total cases to date for Huntsville to 20, and Muskoka to 57.
Further information on these cases will likely be delivered on Tuesday in the weekly update by the medical officer of health for the SMDHU, Dr. Charles Gardner.
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