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COVID-19: 6 new cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka – Barrie


The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the local total number up to 12,163, including 246 deaths.

Local public health also reported 29 new cases of a coronavirus variant on Tuesday, bringing that total to 4,820, 95 of which are active

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Two of the new cases are in Barrie, while two are in New Tecumseth and two are in Oro-Medonte.

Three are a result of close contact with another positive COVID-19 case, while two are community-acquired and one is outbreak-related.

Meanwhile, 62.2 per cent of the region’s population has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 11.4 per cent has received both necessary doses.

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Of the region’s total 12,163 COVID-19 cases, 93 per cent — or 11,354 — have recovered, while 23 people are currently in hospital.

On Tuesday, Ontario reported 296 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the provincial total up to 540,426, including 8,974  deaths.

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