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

Newmarket holds steady at 6 new cases in 7 days; York Region active cases drop below 300; Ontario reports 111 new cases, with 89% of 37,163 cases recovered
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Newmarket (reported Wednesday, July 15, at 5 p.m.)

  • 244 cases of COVID-19
  • 0 new cases since July 14
  • 207 cases resolved (85%)
  • 15 active cases
  • 22 deaths
  • 0 hospitalized
  • 6 new cases in last 7 days
  • 273 cases per 100,000 population
  • 848 tests July 5 to 12: 4 positive, 844 negative

The Nitty Gritty

  • 131 cases outbreak (54%)
  • 44 cases close contact
  • 37 cases community transmission
  • 7 cases under investigation
  • cases workplace cluster
  • 62 cases age 80+
  • 42 cases age 55 to 64
  • 38 cases age 65 to 79
  • 33 cases age 35 to 44
  • 28 cases age 20 to 34
  • 27 cases age 45 to 54
  • 12 cases age 5 to 19
  • 2 cases under age 5

York Region (reported Wednesday, July 15, at 5 p.m.)

Recovery Measures

  • 79 (-1) cases reported in last 7 days
  • 265 (+1) cases per 100,000 population
  • 12 (-1) new community cases daily average in last 7 days
  • .95 (-.5)  7-day median reproductive number*
  • 24% of new cases unknown source of infection 
  • 7,537 tests July 5 to 12: 67 positive, 7,460 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

  • 1,116 (+4) cases, or 35%, close contact
  • 987 (-1) cases, or 31%, institutional outbreak
  • 660 cases, or 21%, community transmission
  • 150 (-1), or 5%, workplace cluster
  • 641 (+4) cases age 20 to 34, or 20%
  • 543 (+2) cases age 55 to 64, or 17%
  • 521 (+2) cases age 45 to 54, or 16%
  • 514 cases age 80+, or 16%
  • 418 (-2) cases age 65 to 79, or 13%
  • 383 (-2) cases ages 35 to 44, or 12%
  • 138 (+1) cases age 5 to 19, or 4%
  • 21 cases under age 5, or 1%

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

  • 37,163 confirmed cases of COVID-19 
  • 111 new cases since July 14
  • 5 more deaths, totalling 2,737
  • 107 cases are hospitalized; 26 in ICU; 20 on ventilators
  • 33,061 resolved, 89% of cases
  • 26,492 more tests completed, with 25,297 awaiting results
  • 0.7% (-0.1% change) positivity of tests July 14

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 380 outbreaks at long-term care homes, 38 active
  • 156 outbreaks at retirement homes, 15 active
  • 95 outbreaks at hospitals, 5 active
  • 1,731 long-term care resident deaths
  • 5,548 cases are long-term care residents
  • 6,265 cases are health-care workers (16.9%)



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