Muskoka’s top doc is “very seriously” considering another lockdown for the region

Muskoka Covid case Summary


Total cases in Muskoka since pandemic start 👉 213

66 in Huntsville

47 in Gravenhurst

44 in Muskoka Lakes

39 in Bracebridge

11 in GeorgianBay

6 in Lake of Bays


👉 Of the 213 cases, 186 have recovered

👉 3 have died

👉 0 in ICU currently


Yet Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit top doctor Charles Gardner is considering stricter restrictions in the region. Gardner said yesterday he is ‘very seriously considering’ asking the province’s chief medical officer of health to put Simcoe Muskoka back into lockdown.


Gardner said “increased case counts and increased variant cases are a concern to me.”


“The experience of other countries (England, Ireland, and Denmark) when they see a rise of this variant, they had another wave of COVID-19 they had to manage with another shutdown/lockdown,” he said, adding he anticipates the region could be seeing the beginning of a new wave.


“It’s more effective to act early than if you wait for it to become entrenched,” said Gardner.


For Muskoka’s businesses, which were just allowed to open last week, another lockdown will be further devastating.


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