COVID-19 update: No new cases at Creedan Valley
Last week there was an uptick in cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe-Muskoka, reversing the downward trend, said medical officer of health Dr. Charles Gardner.
Creedan Valley Care Community is one of two current outbreaks at long-term care facilities. One staff member there has tested positive for COVID-19. Gardner said the employee lives outside of Simcoe-Muskoka and no other individuals in the facility have had positive test results so far.
All 80 staff and all residents have been tested as of Monday and the health unit was awaiting results at the time of the weekly media briefing on Tuesday. (Note: an outbreak is often declared in a congregate care setting even when there is only one confirmed case.)
Clearview has had an eighth confirmed case of COVID-19. A woman in her 60s has tested positive, with transmission classified as community-acquired, meaning public health officials are not able to confirm that she came into contact with any other known cases.
There are two farms in Simcoe County experiencing outbreaks. Gardner said it is the health unit’s practice not to identify the specifics about outbreaks outside of long-term care facilities. There are nine cases at one farm and three cases at the other. Everyone at the facilities is being tested and the health unit was waiting for results, but a number of negative results had already come back.
In total, as of June 18, there have been a total of 529 people test positive for COVID-19 in Simcoe Muskoka, 85 per cent of whom have recovered (448). Only 21 of all the cases are in the region of Muskoka.
Six people are in hospital, and there have been no new deaths.