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Eighty-five per cent of COVID-19 cases in New Tec are now recovered

June 18, 2020   ·   0 Comments

A large majority of Ontarians have been adhering to the COVID-19 control measures and guidelines set by the Ford government, leading to a reduction in transmission rates provincially, week after week. Interestingly, New Tecumseth hasn’t seen an overall decline each month, but the number of active cases has remained below 10 over the last few weeks.

Out of the 55 confirmed cases in New Tecumseth, eight people are currently infected, two of whom are currently hospitalized, while the other six were self-isolating, as of press time.

This means nearly 85 percent of local cases have now recovered.

Overall 0.13 percent of the roughly 44,000 people living New Tecumseth have tested positive for COVID-19 so far.

There’s only been five new cases of COVID-19 in New Tecumseth for the month of June and while it’s only halfway complete, if the Town continues with that trend of less infections, it will see a significant decline in case counts compared to the month prior.

May accounted for a majority of local cases, with 31 people testing positive, which was a jump from the 13 that were recorded in April and six in March.

When looking at the Simcoe Muskoka region as a whole, there’s 527 confirmed cases, although 96 per cent of them are in Simcoe County. The region continues to see a decline in new cases each week.

Roughly 20 percent of the region’s 527 cases came from institutional outbreaks at long-term care homes or retirement residences.

Simcoe Muskoka’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Charles Gardner stressed that keeping up with common sense precautions will help lessen the threat of COVID-19 locally.

“We continue to maintain physical distancing to be essential, to be a cornerstone for our response to COVID-19, to the success we’ve had to date in flattening the curve and bringing down the transmission has been largely due to that and that is a success for us all,” he said.

By Sam Odrowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter


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