The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed eight new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the local total number of cases up to 12,350, including 255 deaths.
Local public health also reported no new cases of a coronavirus variant on Friday, bringing that total to 4,975, including seven that are active.
Ontario reports 192 COVID-19 cases, 1 death
Three of the new cases are in Collingwood, while two are in Barrie, one is in Essa, one is in Gravenhurst and another is in Oro-Medonte.
Four of the new cases are a result of close contact with another positive COVID-19 case, while two are community-acquired and two are under investigation.
Meanwhile, 68 per cent of the region’s population has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 51.7 per cent has received both necessary doses.
Of the region’s total 12,350 COVID-19 cases, 98 per cent — or 12,065 — have recovered, while four people are currently in hospital.
On Friday, Ontario reported 192 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the provincial total up to 548,986, including 9,308 deaths.
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