Mark Clairmont |

MUSKOKA — A little good news today on the COVID front.

From a Muskoka perspective.

Eleven new cases and none north of Simcoe.

However, notably, the health unit says three cases that were previously assigned to Bracebridge were re-assigned to Muskoka Lakes; one case previously assigned to Severn was re-assigned to Georgian Bay; and one case previously assigned to Huntsville was re-assigned to Lake of Bays after closer review of the address data.

Meanwhile, a Barrie male and Penetanguishene female, both under 18, were also identified today by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.

See yellowed list of cases attached below.

And for the week beginning Oct. 4, there were 110 new cases reported by the health unit and an additional 80 new cases reported so far this week.

More than one-quarter of these cases are associated with a long-term care home outbreak in New Tecumseth.

The health unit says there have been more cases reported so far in October than any month other than April when there were 221 cases reported for the entire month.

This as Ontario reported 783 cases Oct. 15.

And Quebec said it had 969 cases and 28 deaths on Thursday.

Don Gabitous, of Gravenhurst, sports his mask while scooting along the boardwalk at the Muskoka Wharf. Health officials say face coverings continue to be vital in the COVID fight as the winter flu season approaches with fears of a double-pandemic whammy.



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