COVID-19 Today: A look at the numbers for Newmarket, York Region, Ontario

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Newmarket (reported Saturday, Aug. 22, at 5 p.m.)

  • 255 cases of COVID-19
  • 0 new cases since Aug. 21
  • 230 cases resolved (90%)
  • 3 active cases
  • 22 deaths
  • 0 hospitalized
  • 0 new cases in last 7 days
  • 286 cases per 100,000 population
  • 1,016 tests Aug. 9 to 16: 0 positive, 1,015 negative, 1 indeterminate

The Nitty Gritty

  • 134 cases outbreak (53%)
  • 50 cases close contact (20%)
  • 38 cases community transmission (15%)
  • 2 cases under investigation
  • 20 cases travel
  • cases workplace cluster
  • 62 cases age 80+
  • 42 cases age 55 to 64
  • 40 cases age 65 to 79
  • 36 cases age 35 to 44
  • 33 cases age 20 to 34
  • 27 cases age 45 to 54
  • 13 cases age 5 to 19
  • 2 cases under age 5

York Region (reported Saturday, Aug. 22 at 5 p.m.)

Recovery Measures

  • 30 (-2) cases reported in last 7 days
  • 281 cases per 100,000 population
  • 4 new community cases daily average in last 7 days
  • 1.15 (-.06)  7-day median reproductive number*
  • 45% of new cases unknown source of infection 
  • 10,597 tests Aug. 9 to 16: 41 positive, 10,543 negative

*Rt is the average number of people who become infected by an infectious person. If above 1.0, the virus will spread quickly. When Rt is below 1.0, the virus stops spreading.

Institutional Outbreaks

The Nitty Gritty

  • 1,240 cases, or 37%, close contact
  • 1,003 cases, or 30%, institutional outbreak
  • 714 (+1) cases, or 21%, community transmission
  • 199 (+1), or 6%, travel
  • 151, or 5%, workplace cluster
  • 694 cases age 20 to 34, or 21%
  • 571 cases age 55 to 64, or 17%
  • 555 cases age 45 to 54, or 16%
  • 513 cases age 80+, or 15%
  • 435 cases age 65 to 79, or 13%
  • 406 cases ages 35 to 44, or 12%
  • 175 cases age 5 to 19, or 5%
  • 25 cases under age 5, or 1%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 1,464 cases, 38 active
  • Markham 746 cases, 32 (-3) active
  • Richmond Hill 380 cases, 16 (-1) active
  • King 55 cases, 4 active
  • Newmarket 255 cases, 3 active
  • Aurora 143 cases, 3 active
  • East Gwillimbury 72 cases, 2 (-1) active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 93 cases, 1 (-1) active
  • Georgina 165 cases, 1 active

Ontario (reported at 10:30 a.m. today):

  • 41,402 confirmed cases of COVID-19 
  • 115 new cases since Aug. 21 
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 2,797
  • 41 (+1) cases are hospitalized; 11 (-2) in ICU; 6 (-1) on ventilators*
  • 37,595 resolved, 90.8% of cases
  • 23,384 more tests completed, with 16,115 awaiting results
  • 0.5% (-0.1% change) positivity of tests Aug. 20

*Approximately 40 hospitals did not submit data

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 409 (+1) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 12 (+1) active
  • 177 (+1) outbreaks at retirement homes, 13 (+1) active
  • 98 outbreaks at hospitals, 2 active
  • 1,804 long-term care resident deaths
  • 5,924 (+1) cases are long-term care residents
  • 6,649 cases are health-care workers (16.1%)
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