Simcoe Muskoka

COVID-19: 281 new cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka over weekend

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 281 new COVID-19 cases in the region since Friday, bringing the total local number up to 10,655, including 225 deaths. Local public health also reported 229 new cases of a coronavirus variant on Monday, bringing the total up to 3,515 — 1,183 …

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Workplace COVID-19 enforcement blitz to take place in Simcoe Muskoka this weekend

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Inspectors will visit workplaces and businesses across Simcoe County and Muskoka on Friday and Saturday to ensure they’re following all the necessary COVID-19 safety measures amid a third wave of the pandemic, the region’s top doctor confirmed Tuesday. “The province will be working with local police, public health, municipal …

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39 new cases of COVID-19 U.K. variant confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka – Barrie

39 new cases of COVID-19 U.K. variant confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka - Barrie

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 39 new cases of the coronavirus B.1.1.7. variant, which was originally discovered in the U.K., in the region on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases up to 90. In addition to the 90 COVID-19 U.K. variant cases, 57 have preliminarily screened …

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New U.K. COVID-19 variant case found in Simcoe Muskoka, may be linked to long-term care outbreak

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Health officials said Sunday that another U.K. coronavirus variant case has been identified in Simcoe Muskoka, adding that the case was a close contact of a person who is part of a long-term care outbreak. Local officials said they received confirmation of the variant case late Saturday. “This individual …

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72 new coronavirus cases, 1 additional death confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka – Barrie

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 72 new coronavirus cases and one additional COVID-19 death on Thursday, bringing the local total number of cases up to 4,514, including 82 deaths. On Wednesday, 1,136 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the region. There have been 9,752 coronavirus …

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Long-term care, retirement home residents in Simcoe Muskoka begin to receive COVID-19 vaccine – Barrie

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Residents in Simcoe County and Muskoka long-term care facilities are beginning to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, while retirement home residents will start getting it next week. The COVID-19 immunization program began in long-term care homes on Monday, after the Ontario government decided that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine could safely …

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Simcoe Muskoka region to move to Ontario’s orange level amid 2nd COVID-19 wave – Barrie

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The Ontario government has announced that the Simcoe Muskoka region will move to the orange “restrict” level of the province’s COVID-19 response framework. The announcement comes as the local health unit has reported a record number of new weekly coronavirus cases. Read more: Ontario puts Toronto, Peel into lockdown; …

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Coronavirus: 43 cases linked to Thanksgiving gatherings in Simcoe Muskoka, region’s top doc says – Barrie

Coronavirus: 43 cases linked to Thanksgiving gatherings in Simcoe Muskoka, region’s top doc says - Barrie

There are 43 novel coronavirus cases that have been attributed to Thanksgiving gatherings in Simcoe County and Muskoka, the region’s top doctor has confirmed. “The week before Thanksgiving, we had up to 1,006 cases, and after Thanksgiving, we had an additional 281 cases,” Dr. Charles Gardner, the Simcoe Muskoka …

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17 new coronavirus cases reported in Simcoe Muskoka over Labour Day long weekend, total at 733 – Barrie

17 new coronavirus cases reported in Simcoe Muskoka over Labour Day long weekend, total at 733 - Barrie

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 17 new coronavirus cases since Friday, bringing the local total number of cases to 733, including 37 deaths. Twelve of the new cases involve people who are under the age of 35, including four who are under the age of 17. Eight …

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Simcoe Muskoka health unit confirms 1 new coronavirus case in Gravenhurst man, local total at 668 – Barrie

Simcoe Muskoka health unit confirms 1 new coronavirus case in Gravenhurst man, local total at 668 - Barrie

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed one new case of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the local total number of cases to 668, including 37 deaths. The new case involves a Gravenhurst, Ont., man between the ages of 18 and 34. The source of his infection is still …

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