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Thursday, March 26, 2020

29 Current Cases of Covid-19 In Simcoe Muskoka

Simcoe-Muskoka | by Matt Sitler  
One of the confirmed cases, a woman in her 70s died yesterday, bringing the regional death toll to three.

There are now 29 lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Simcoe-Muskoka including a new death from the virus.

Dr. Charles Gardner, Simcoe-Muskoka’s Medical Officer of Health says the woman who has died was a community-acquired case in her 70s who’d been admitted to Soldier’s Memorial. She passed away yesterday.

The other new cases include a man in his 20s who is currently self-isolating in Huntsville. That case is travel related – he was recently in Austria and Germany. He’d been tested, but has not been hospitalized.

There is also a woman in her 40s in Barrie who is in self-isolation, a man in his 60s in Orillia who is self-isolating and a male in his 60s in Essa, who is self-isolating after travelling recently in Dubai and India.

Another two cases are still under investigation.

The recent death brings the death count to three in Simcoe-Muskoka.

Gardner now expects to see more cases of community transmission here and he reinforced the message of washing hands and maintaining self-isolation practices.

Gardner admits it’s possible there are thousands of people infected in Simcoe Muskoka at this time.

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