2 additional deaths, 6 new coronavirus cases reported in Simcoe Muskoka

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported two additional deaths related to the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, and six new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total local number of cases to 165.

One of the deaths is a resident at Bradford Valley Care Community, a long-term care home in Bradford, Ont., that’s been the site of a COVID-19 outbreak in which 24 residents and seven staff have been confirmed to have the virus.

The other death is a man in his 70s who passed away at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, Ont., according to Charles Gardner, the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit’s medical officer of health. The deceased’s case was travel-related.

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