Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAY.com
SIMCOE-MUSKOKA — Three dozen COVID cases today include 4 from Muskoka.
The health unit says two each are from Huntsville and Muskoka Lakes.
- Huntsville boy, 0-17, is under investigation after reporting Sept. 8 with a first episode Sept. 7
- Huntsville man, 18-34, had close contact, and reported it Sept. 8 with a first episode Sept. 1
- Muskoka Lakes man, 18-34, acquired it in the community, before reporting Sept. 7 with a first episode Sept. 6
- Muskoka Lakes woman, 18-34, had close contact, reporting Sept. 5 with a first episode Sept. 4
The are the latest cases as the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s weekly running toll hit 98 — which with a day left in reporting is less than half the 202 cases reported last week.
That may be a result of increased vaccinations that see the region with 72.7 per cent with one doses and 66.6 per cent with two.
Those two thirds now fully vaccinated come with just 7 positive corona cases today among all those vaccinated.
THURSDAY: COVID BY THE NUMBERS … 36 CASES IN SIMCOE-MUSKOKA (25 YESTERDAY) … ONTARIO 798 AND 10 DEATHS (554-16) … TORONTO 159 (149), YORK 72 (41), PEEL 73 (46) … NORTH BAY-PARRY SOUND 2 (1) … PORCUPINE 1 (0) …
HEALTH UNIT HIGHLIGHTS:
- 13,096 cases to date
- 98 this week; 202 last week, which was 36% higher than the 148 cases the week before.
- From December 22nd, 2020 onwards, there have been 159 confirmed COVID-19 cases among vaccinated individuals.
- 4,007 Alpha variants of concern, 168 Gamma, 34 Beta, 768 Delta
- 661 cases await confirmation of VOC
- 850,004 vaccines have been administered
- 439,711 residents have received one vaccine, which is 73% of the population
- 83% of those 12+ have had one vaccine
- 79% of youth 12 to 17 have also received one vaccine
IN OTHER COVID NEWS …
- U.S. President Joe Biden orders all workers in businesses with more than 100 employees to be vaccinated or regularly tested. That’s about 100 million Americans.
- First Nations and Metis in Saskatchewan are offering cash incentives to get vaccinations. Lac La Ronge Indian Band is offering $300 to be fully vaccinated.
- Alberta with an average 1,000 cases a day the past two weeks is seeing non-emergency surgeries cancelled in Calgary.
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