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

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Newmarket (reported Sunday, Aug. 23, at 5 p.m.)

  • 258 cases of COVID-19
  • 3 new cases since Aug. 22
  • 230 cases resolved (90%)
  • 6 (+3) active cases
  • 22 deaths
  • 1 (+1) hospitalized
  • 3 new cases in last 7 days
  • 289 (+3) cases per 100,000 population
  • 293 tests Aug. 16 to 23: 2 positive, 290 negative, 1 indeterminate

The Nitty Gritty

  • 134 cases outbreak (53%)
  • 50 cases close contact (20%)
  • 38 cases community transmission (15%)
  • 2 cases under investigation
  • 21 (+1) cases travel
  • cases workplace cluster
  • 62 cases age 80+
  • 42 cases age 55 to 64
  • 41 (+1) cases age 65 to 79
  • 38 (+2) 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 Sunday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m.)

Recovery Measures

  • 43 (+13) cases reported in last 7 days
  • 283 (+2) cases per 100,000 population
  • 4 new community cases daily average in last 7 days
  • 1.08 (-.07)  7-day median reproductive number*
  • 50% of new cases unknown source of infection 
  • 2,131 tests Aug. 16 to 23: 10 positive, 2,116 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

  • 1,243 (+3) cases, or 37%, close contact
  • 1,003 cases, or 30%, institutional outbreak
  • 716 (+2) cases, or 21%, community transmission
  • 204 (+5), or 6%, travel
  • 151, or 5%, workplace cluster
  • 696 (+2) cases age 20 to 34, or 21%
  • 573 (+2) cases age 55 to 64, or 17%
  • 559 (+4) cases age 45 to 54, or 16%
  • 514 (+1) cases age 80+, or 15%
  • 439 (+4) cases age 65 to 79, or 13%
  • 410 (+4) cases ages 35 to 44, or 12%
  • 176 (+1) cases age 5 to 19, or 5%
  • 25 cases under age 5, or 1%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 1,470 (+6) cases, 43 (+6) active
  • Markham 750 (+4) cases, 35 (+3) active
  • Richmond Hill 383 (+3) cases, 19 (+3) active
  • Newmarket 258 (+3) cases, 6 (+3) active
  • King 55 cases, 4 active
  • Aurora 143 cases, 3 active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 95 (+2) cases, 3 (+2) active
  • East Gwillimbury 72 cases, 2 active
  • Georgina 165 cases, 1 active

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

  • 41,507 confirmed cases of COVID-19 
  • 105 new cases since Aug. 22 
  • 1 more death, totalling 2,798
  • 40 (-1) cases are hospitalized; 12 (+1) in ICU; 7 (+1) on ventilators*
  • 37,673 resolved, 90.8% of cases
  • 18,790 more tests completed, with 9,229 awaiting results
  • 0.5% (-0.1% change) positivity of tests Aug. 20 (update not available)

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 409 outbreaks at long-term care homes, 11 (-1) active
  • 177 outbreaks at retirement homes, 12 (-1) active
  • 99 (+3) outbreaks at hospitals, 3 (+1) active
  • 1,804 long-term care resident deaths
  • 5,924 cases are long-term care residents
  • 6,649 cases are health-care workers (16.1%)
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