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

Newmarket holds at 10 active cases; York Region reports 8 new cases, 230 active cases; Ontario reports fewer than 100 new cases for second day in a row
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Newmarket (reported Wednesday, July 29, at 5 p.m.)

  • 248 cases of COVID-19
  • 0 new cases since July 28
  • 216 cases resolved (87%)
  • 10 active cases
  • 22 deaths
  • 0 hospitalized
  • 0 new cases in last 7 days
  • 278 cases per 100,000 population
  • 953 tests July 19 to 26: 1 positive, 950 negative, 2 indeterminate

The Nitty Gritty

  • 134 cases outbreak (54%)
  • 46 cases close contact
  • 40 cases community transmission
  • 4 cases under investigation
  • 7 cases workplace cluster
  • 62 cases age 80+
  • 41 cases age 55 to 64
  • 39 cases age 65 to 79
  • 34 cases age 35 to 44
  • 30 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 Wednesday, July 29, at 5 p.m.)

Recovery Measures

  • 45 (+3) cases reported in last 7 days
  • 273 (+1) cases per 100,000 population
  • 7 (-1) new community cases daily average in last 7 days
  • 0.85 (-.08)  7-day median reproductive number*
  • 33% (+8%) of new cases unknown source of infection 
  • 10,229 tests July 19 to 26: 56 positive, 10,159 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

  • 70 institutional outbreaks; 3 active
  • Outbreak resolved July 29 at Chartwell Oak Ridges Retirement Residence, Richmond Hill 

The Nitty Gritty

  • 1,186 (+9) cases, or 36%, close contact
  • 1,000 cases, or 31%, institutional outbreak
  • 687 (+2) cases, or 21%, community transmission
  • 188 (+1), or 6%, travel
  • 152, or 5%, workplace cluster
  • 668 cases age 20 to 34, or 20%
  • 554 (+1) cases age 55 to 64, or 17%
  • 537 (+2) cases age 45 to 54, or 16%
  • 516 cases age 80+, or 16%
  • 429 (+2) cases age 65 to 79, or 13%
  • 394 (+1) cases ages 35 to 44, or 12%
  • 152 (+2) cases age 5 to 19, or 5%
  • 23 cases under age 5, or 1%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 1,429 (+3) cases, 93 (+1) active
  • Markham 722 cases, 59 (-4) active
  • Richmond Hill 361 (+3) cases, 33 (+2) active
  • Aurora 138 (+1) cases, 13 (+1) active
  • Newmarket 248 cases, 10 active
  • Georgina 164 cases, 7 active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 87 (+1) cases, 6 (+1) active
  • King 50 cases, 5 active
  • East Gwillimbury 70 cases, 3 active

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

  • 39,075 confirmed cases of COVID-19 
  • 89 new cases since July 28
  • 3 more deaths, totalling 2,772
  • 84 (-7) cases are hospitalized; 27 (-1) in ICU; 16 (-1) on ventilators
  • 34,906 resolved, 89.3% of cases
  • 27,676 more tests completed, with 28,267 awaiting results
  • 0.7% (+0.0% change) positivity of tests July 28

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 391 (+3) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 34 (+1) active
  • 168 outbreaks at retirement homes, 25 (-1) active
  • 97 outbreaks at hospitals, 5 active
  • 1,793 long-term care resident deaths
  • 5,889 (+2) cases are long-term care residents
  • 6,413 (+18) cases are health-care workers (16.5%)



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