Four new coronavirus-related deaths reported in Simcoe Muskoka, total cases now at 283

Four additional coronavirus-related deaths and six new COVID-19 cases were reported by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit on Friday, bringing the local total number of cases to 283, including 20 deaths.

There are currently outbreaks at four long-term care homes and at one retirement home in the region — Bradford Valley Care Community in Bradford, in addition to the Woods Park Care Centre, IOOF Odd Fellow and Rebekah Home and Owen Hill Care Community, all in Barrie, Ont.

The other outbreak is at Bayview Retirement Home in Waubaushene, Ont.

There is also an outbreak at an unidentified group home in the region, according to the health unit.

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Of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s total number of cases, 43 are outbreak-related, while 159 have recovered.

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