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COVID-19: 43 new cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 43 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the local total to 11,793, including 245 deaths.

Local public health also reported 46 new cases of a coronavirus variant on Thursday, bringing that total to 4,493 — 420 of which are active.

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Twenty of the new cases are in Barrie, while eight are in Innisfil and five are in Bradford.

The rest of the new cases are in Adjala-Tosorontio, Huntsville, New Tecumseth, Orillia, Ramara, Springwater, Tay Township and Tiny Township.

Nineteen of the new cases are a result of close contact with another positive COVID-19 case, while 12 are community-acquired, one is outbreak-related and one is travel-related. The rest of the new cases are under investigation or undetermined.

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Meanwhile, 49.2 per cent of the region’s population has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 5.5 per cent has received both necessary doses.

Of the region’s total 11,793 coronavirus cases, 89 per cent — or 10,476 — have recovered, while 22 people are currently in hospital.

On Thursday, Ontario reported 1,135 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the provincial total up to 527,180, including 8,697 deaths.

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