Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAY.com

SIMCOE-MUSKOKA — Gravenhurst and Huntsville continue to be hot spots for COVID-19 in Muskoka as the province rejects overnight curfew.

Four new cases — two in each town — are young people aged 18-34.

They are among 226 cases reported this afternoon by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit for the past three days — Friday, Saturday and Sunday Jan. 8, 9 and 10.

That’s an average of 75.3 cases per day.

Eight of those are pending the location of the health card associated with the test.

  • Gravenhurst 18-34 woman community acquired
  • Gravenhurst 18-34 man under investigation
  • Huntsville 18-34 man under investigation
  • Huntsville 18-34 man close contact

Across Muskoka the total number of cases is:

  • Huntsville 52
  • Gravenhurst 34
  • Muskoka Lakes 34
  • Bracebridge 28
  • Georgian Bay 11
  • Lake of Bays 8

To start the reporting week there are 226 new cases.

There were 510 new cases last week, Jan. 3 to 7.

And 35 hospitalizations — all in Simcoe.

Since the pandemic began 11 months ago, Simcoe and Muskoka combined have had 4,309 cases: 165 in Muskoka and 4,128 in Simcoe.

SMDHU’s Health Maps stats state that for the most recent week (Jan. 3-9), the average daily growth in confirmed cases was 1.8%. Based on projections, if this level of growth continues there will be approximately 750 cases reported during the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, or about 107 cases per day with a projected weekly incidence rate of 125 cases per 100,000 population.


There have been more than 7,900 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine administered in Simcoe Muskoka (not including South Simcoe), mainly to health care workers in local hospitals, long-term care and retirement homes. This includes more than 2,400 doses administered Friday, Jan. 8 to Sunday Jan. 10.


Ontario had 3,338 cases and 29 deaths today, Jan. 11.

Ontario tested 46,403 people for the coronavirus Sunday.

Quebec saw numbers of 1,869 with 51 deceased.

Toronto led all large cities at 931 cases, Peel 531, York 24, Ottawa 159 and Hamilton 146.


  • Ontario modelling shows soaring hospitalization numbers ahead.
  • Province tops 5,000 deaths.
  • Medical experts urge provincial border lockdowns.
  • Regional restrictions not mentioned.
  • London hospital network CEO fired for five trips to U.S. last year including over recent holiday.
Corrine Sethi, 14, gets a lift from her Muskoka Taxi owner dad Mark Sethi as the province backed away today from an overnight curfew.

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