Simcoe Muskoka reports jump in daily COVID-19 cases, with 91 new infections
The Simcoe Muskoka health unit reports a significant jump in COVID-19 cases Friday, with 91 new infections - 40 more than the day prior.
Barrie had the most cases, with 32 positive tests.
Of the new diagnosis, 26 are breakthrough cases.
There are 555 active cases across the region, including 29 hospitalizations, most at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie.
The health unit lists 27 outbreaks in Simcoe Muskoka, including 20 schools.
Four active outbreaks are in congregate settings, and two are in community settings, including a church in Barrie.
The school outbreaks include:
- Monsignor Lee ES, Orillia
- Hewitt's Creek PS, Barrie
- Tosorontio Central PS, Everett
- Spruce Glen PS, Huntsville
- Forest Hill PS, Midhurst
- ESC Nouvelle Alliance, Barrie
- Monck PS, Bracebridge
- ES Le Caron, Penetanguishene
- St. Ann's Sep S, Penetanguishene
- Trillium Woods ES, Barrie
- West Bayfield ES, Barrie
- Severn Shores PS, Severn
- Emma King ES, Barrie
- Maple Grove PS, Barrie
- Monsignor Clair ES, Barrie
- St. Marie of the Incarnation, Bradford
- W.C Little ES, Barrie
- Terry Fox ES, Barrie
- V.K Greer Memorial ES, Utterson
- St. Catherine of Siena ES, Barrie
VACCINATION ROLLOUT FOR CHILDREN
Children aged five to 11 started receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday at clinics across Simcoe Muskoka.
Families can get their children their first doses at community clinics, pharmacies or on the GO VAXX bus in various locations.
The health unit reports appointments are completely booked Saturday and Sunday.
Next week's appointments are already 80 per cent booked.
Ontario reports its highest case count since Sept. 4.
There are 927 new COVID-19 cases Friday, plus six virus-related deaths.
The new infections are a jump from the day prior when the province reported 748 cases.
Most of the cases were found in Toronto, Peel Region, York Region and Durham Region.
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