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

4 new cases in Newmarket, 26 in last 7 days; new cases in York Region drop to 66 after reaching record high the day before; Ontario reports 712 new cases, 5 more deaths, as hospitalizations, outbreaks continue to rise
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Newmarket (reported Thursday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.)

  • 335 cases of COVID-19
  • 4 new cases since Oct. 14
  • 285 (+3) cases resolved (85%)
  • 28 (+1) active cases
  • 22 deaths
  • 3 hospitalized, 1 in ICU
  • 1 institutional outbreak, #2 at Mackenzie Place LTC (1 health-care worker)
  • 1 (+1) child care centre outbreak: Magic Kingdom Learning Centre, Church Street
  • 3 schools under surveillance: Huron Heights Secondary, Terry Fox P.S., Sir William Mulock Secondary
  • 26 (+3) new cases in last 7 days
  • 375 (+4) cases per 100,000 population
  • 1,462 tests Oct. 4 to 10: 29 positive (2%), 1,431 negative, 2 indeterminate

The Nitty Gritty

  • 136 cases outbreak, or 41%
  • 86 (+3) cases close contact, or 26%
  • 579 (+2) cases community transmission, or 18%
  • 17 cases under investigation, or 5%
  • 24 cases travel, or 7%
  • 11 cases workplace outbreak, or 3%
  • 67 (+3) cases age 19 to 34, 20%
  • 62 cases age 80+, or 19%
  • 52 cases age 55 to 64, or 16%
  • 51 cases age 35 to 44, or 15%
  • 49 cases age 65 to 79, or 15%
  • 36 (+1) cases age 45 to 54, or 11%
  • 9 cases age 4 to 13, or 3%
  • 8 cases age 14 to 18, or 2%
  • 1 case age 0 to 3, or 0%

York Region (reported Thursday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.)

  • 5,278 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 66 new cases since Oct. 14
  • 4,411 (+42) cases resolved (84%)
  • 606 (+19) active cases
  • 2 more deaths, totalling 261
    •  An 89-year-old Vaughan man passed away Oct. 8 at Mackenzie Health, Richmond Hill (local transmission)
    • A 95-year-old Markham man passed away Oct. 15 at Yee Hong Ho Lai Oi Wan Centre LTC, Markham (institutional outbreak)
  • 38 cases are hospitalized; 7 patients in ICU
  • 161 (+3) workplace outbreaks, 23 active, 835 (+10) cases  

Recovery Measures

  • 549 (-17) new cases reported in last 7 days
  • 491 (+7) cases per 100,000 population
  • 72 (+6) new community cases daily average in last 7 days
  • 1.18 (-0.06)  7-day median reproductive number*
  • 47% of new cases unknown source of infection 
  • 15,653 total tests Oct. 4 to 10: 420 (3%) positive, 15,212 negative, 21 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 report here
  • 3 school outbreaks
  • 2 schools closed
  • 80 (+3) school cases to date
  • 58 (+2) schools under surveillance, 31 (+2) active
  • 1 (+1) active child care centre outbreaks
  • 6 (+1) child care cases to date

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 101 (+3) institutional outbreaks; 22 (+3) active
    • Outbreak #2 declared Oct. 14 at Aptus Treatment Centre, Vaughan (1 resident)
    • Outbreak #2 declared Oct. 14 at New Leaf – Elms, East Gwillimbury (1 resident)
    • Outbreak declared Oct. 14 at Vita Community Living – Umbira, Vaughan (1 resident)

The Nitty Gritty

  • 2,176 (+101) cases, or 41%, close contact
  • 1,250 (+29) cases, or 24%, community transmission
  • 1,058 cases, or 20%, institutional outbreak
  • 246 cases under investigation, or 5%
  • 246 cases, or 5%, travel
  • 231 (+2) cases, or 4%, workplace outbreak
  • 1,374 (+18) cases age 19 to 34, or 26%
  • 873 (+8) cases age 45 to 54, or 17%
  • 818 (+10) cases age 55 to 64, or 15%
  • 645 (+12) cases ages 35 to 44, or 12%
  • 579 (+11) cases age 65 to 79, or 11%
  • 581 (+6) cases age 80+, or 11%
  • 179 (+2) cases age 14 to 18, or 3%
  • 161 (+3) cases age 4 to 13, or 3%
  • 45 (+2) cases age 0 to 3, or 1%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 2,257 (+38) cases, 273 (+23) active
  • Markham 1,217 (+12) cases, 147 (-5) active
  • Richmond Hill 681 (+3) cases, 73 active
  • Newmarket 335 (+4) cases, 28 (+1) active
  • King 114 (+2) cases, 22 (-2) active
  • Aurora 211 (+2) cases, 21 (-2) active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 157 cases, 21 active
  • East Gwillimbury 114 (+4) cases, 17 (+3) active
  • Georgina 179 cases, 0 active

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

  • 62,908 confirmed cases of COVID-19 
  • 712 new cases since Oct. 14
  • 9 more deaths, totalling 3,031
  • 54,004 resolved 85.8% of cases
  • 261 (+8) cases are hospitalized; 67 (+5) in ICU; 36 (+5) on ventilators
  • 38,507 more tests completed, with 37,155 awaiting results
  • 2.9% (-0.1%) positivity Oct. 14

Cases in schools, child care centres and homes 

Institutional Outbreaks 

  • 510 (+5) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 69 (+5) active
  • 238 outbreaks at retirement homes, 43 (-2) active
  • 109 (+2) outbreaks at hospitals, 10 (+2) active
  • 1,974 (+5) long-term care resident deaths
  • 6,365 (+10) cases are long-term care residents
  • 7,313 (+39) cases are health-care workers (11.8%) 



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