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

No new cases in Newmarket, highest number of tests to date; York Region cases jump by 56, median Rt value rises to 1.34; Ontario reports 491 new cases, as hospitalizations, seniors home outbreaks slowly increase
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Newmarket (reported Saturday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m.)

  • 278 cases of COVID-19
  • 0 new cases since Sept. 25
  • 243 (+2) cases resolved (87%)
  • 13 (-2) active cases
  • 22 deaths
  • 3 hospitalized
  • 10 (-1) new cases in last 7 days
  • 311 cases per 100,000 population
  • 1,382 tests Sept. 13 to 19: 9 positive, 1,371 negative, 2 indeterminate

The Nitty Gritty

  • 134 cases outbreak, or 48%
  • 58 (cases close contact, or 21%
  • 49 cases community transmission, or 18%
  • 2 cases under investigation, or 2%
  • 23 cases travel, or 8%
  • 10 cases workplace cluster
  • 62 cases age 80+, or 22%
  • 44 cases age 19 to 34, 16%
  • 44 cases age 55 to 64, or 16%
  • 43 cases age 65 to 79, or 15%
  • 40 cases age 35 to 44, or 14%
  • 31 cases age 45 to 54, or 11%
  • 7 cases age 4 to 13, or 3%
  • 6 cases age 14 to 18, or 2%
  • 1 case age 0 to 3, or 0%

York Region (reported Saturday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m.)

  • 4,102 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 57 new cases since Sept. 25
  • 3,495 (+35) cases resolved (85%)
  • 352 (+22) active cases
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 255
  • 17 (+1) cases are hospitalized; 2 patients in ICU
  • 391 health-care workers infected
  • 120 workplace cluster locations, 11 active, 683 (+5) cases

Recovery Measures

  • 250 (+23) new cases reported in last 7 days
  • 342 (+5) cases per 100,000 population
  • 32 (+1) new community cases daily average in last 7 days
  • 1.34 (+0.09)  7-day median reproductive number*
  • 31% of new cases unknown source of infection 
  • 15,453 total tests Sept. 13 to 19: 211 positive, 15,226 negative, 16 indeterminate

*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.

Cases in schools, child care centres

  • Full daily update here
  • 1 school outbreak
  • 0 schools closed
  • 8 cases in schools under surveillance
  • 2 active child care centre outbreaks

Institutional Outbreaks

The Nitty Gritty

  • 1,606 (+24) cases, or 39%, close contact
  • 1,022 (+9) cases, or 25%, institutional outbreak
  • 921 (+12) cases, or 22%, community transmission
  • 223 (+1), or 6%, travel
  • 187 (+6), or 5%, workplace cluster
  • 1,030 (+23) cases age 19 to 34, or 25%
  • 668 (+7) cases age 45 to 54, or 16%
  • 654 (+3) cases age 55 to 64, or 16%
  • 538 (+5) cases age 80+, or 13%
  • 490 (+4) cases age 65 to 79, or 12%
  • 484 (+8) cases ages 35 to 44, or 12%
  • 121 (+4) cases age 14 to 18, or 3%
  • 83 (+2) cases age 4 to 13, or 2%
  • 34 (+1) cases age 0 to 3, or 1%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 1,744 (+14) cases, 150 (+1) active
  • Markham 948 (+24) cases, 87 (+13) active
  • Richmond Hill 512 (+11) cases, 55 (+5) active
  • Aurora 172 (+2) cases, 14 (+2) active
  • Newmarket 278 cases, 13 (-2) active
  • King 70 (+3) cases, 10 (+2) active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 115 (+3) cases, 10 (+4) active
  • East Gwillimbury 90 cases, 9 (-3) active
  • Georgina 172 cases, 4 active

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

  • 49,831 confirmed cases of COVID-19 
  • 491 new cases since Sept. 25
  • 2 more deaths, totalling 2,839
  • 42,796 resolved 85.9% of cases
  • 112 (+12) cases are hospitalized; 28 in ICU; 16 (+1) on ventilators
  • 42,509 more tests completed, with 65,061 awaiting results
  • 1.0% (0.0%) positivity Sept. 24 (no update)

Cases in schools, child care centres and homes 

  • Full daily update here (*no weekend updates)

Institutional Outbreaks 

  • 455 (+1) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 34 (+1) active
  • 203 (+3) outbreaks at retirement homes, 27 (+2) active
  • 100 outbreaks at hospitals, 4 active
  • 1,832 (+1) long-term care resident deaths
  • 6,051 (+2) cases are long-term care residents
  • 6,951 cases are health-care workers (14.2%) 



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