Coronavirus: Health unit reports 44 cases in Simcoe Muskoka, with 4 dead

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported nine new cases of COVID-19 since Friday, with the local total now at 44.

Since Friday, an additional person has died — an Orillia, Ont., man in his 80s who came in close contact with another positive case.

The nine new cases are in Gravenhurst, Springwater, Huntsville, Orillia, Barrie, New Tecumseth and Oro-Medonte, the health unit says.

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Most of the cases are travel-related, while one is related to close contact and another is under investigation.

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