The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has announced five new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total local number of cases to 55.
Nine of those cases have recovered, while eight have been hospitalized and four have passed away.
One of the new cases is an Essa, Ont., woman in her 30s who came into close contact with another positive case. According to the health unit, the woman is self-isolating.
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Details for the rest of the new cases are pending.
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