The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed five new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the local total number of cases up to 12,325, including 254 deaths.
Local public health also reported 10 new cases of a coronavirus variant on Wednesday, bringing that total to 4,964, including 26 that are active.
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Two of the new cases are in Barrie, while one is in Bradford, another is in Innisfil and another is in Orillia.
Two of the cases are a result of close contact with another positive COVID-19 case, while one is community-acquired and the rest are still under investigation.
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Meanwhile, 66.9 per cent of the region’s population has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 43.3 per cent has received both necessary doses.
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Of the region’s total 12,325 COVID-19 cases, 94 per cent — or 11,605 — have recovered, while four people are currently in hospital.
On Wednesday, Ontario reported 153 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the provincial total up to 547,562, including 9,265 deaths.
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