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No COVID deaths reported to SMDHU for June

June 16, 2022   ·   0 Comments

With the warmer weather, the number of COVID-19 cases in the region is trending down.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 48 new cases of the disease in the first week of June.

In the last week of May, there were 195 cases reported – that’s down 21 per cent from the previous week in May in which 248 cases were reported.

So far there have been no COVID-19 related deaths in the month of June. That’s compared to 30 deaths in April and 22 deaths reported in May.

There have been three new hospitalizations due to the virus since the previous report with 20 people in total currently in hospital with the virus.

To date, there have been 2,179 confirmed cases that have tested positive for the Omicron variant of concern and an additional 2,490 cases that are considered suspect to be Omicron.

Overall in the Health District region, there have been 45,787 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the virus was first identified in Canada.

The vast majority of cases in Simcoe Muskoka are considered to be resolved.

From December 12, 2021 to June 6, 2022, the rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations among the unvaccinated population is three times higher than it is for those who have received at least two vaccine doses. The death rate is three times higher for those who have not been vaccinated.

In total, 1,347,939 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Simcoe Muskoka including doses given by local pharmacies.

Currently, 86 per cent of the population five years and older living in Simcoe Muskoka have had at least one dose of the vaccine.

By Brian Lockhart


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