The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed one new COVID-19 case on Friday, bringing the local total number of cases up to 12,328, including 254 deaths.

Local public health also reported no new cases of a coronavirus variant on Friday, bringing that total to 4,964, including 15 that are active.

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The new case involved a Barrie, Ont., resident who’s between 35 and 44 years old. The infection was contracted through close contact with another positive COVID-19 case.

Meanwhile, 67.2 per cent of the region’s population has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 45.7 per cent has received both necessary doses.

Of the region’s total 12,328 COVID-19 cases, 94 per cent — or 11,622 — have recovered, while four people are currently in hospital.

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On Friday, Ontario reported 159 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the provincial total up to 547,864, including 9,285 deaths.

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