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

3 new cases in Newmarket, 27 in last 7 days; new cases jump to 96 in York Region, of which 35 are in Vaughan, 30 in Markham, 10 in Aurora; Ontario reports 805 new cases, marking 6th day of daily cases of more than 700
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Newmarket (reported Friday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m.)

  • 336 cases of COVID-19
  • 3 new cases since Oct. 15
  • 286 (+1) cases resolved (85%)
  • 28 active cases
  • 22 deaths
  • 3 hospitalized, 1 in ICU
  • 2 (+1) institutional outbreaks, #2 at Mackenzie Place LTC (1 health-care worker); #2 at Vita Community Living Dufferin (1 resident)
  • 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
  • 27 (+1) new cases in last 7 days
  • 376 (+1) cases per 100,000 population
  • 1,463 tests Oct. 4 to 10: 29 positive (2%), 1,432 negative, 2 indeterminate

The Nitty Gritty

  • 136 cases outbreak, or 40%
  • 90 (+4) cases close contact, or 27%
  • 57 (-2) cases community transmission, or 18%
  • 13 cases under investigation, or 5%
  • 24 cases travel, or 7%
  • 11 cases workplace outbreak, or 3%
  • 66 (-1) cases age 19 to 34, 20%
  • 62 cases age 80+, or 18%
  • 52 cases age 55 to 64, or 15%
  • 51 cases age 35 to 44, or 15%
  • 49 cases age 65 to 79, or 15%
  • 38 (+2) 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 Friday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m.)

  • 5,374 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 96 new cases since Oct. 15
  • 4,467 (+56) cases resolved (85%)
  • 644 (+38) active cases
  • 2 more deaths, totalling 263
    •  A 68-year-old Richmond Hill man passed away Oct. 14 at Mackenzie Health, Richmond Hill (Mackenzie Health outbreak)
    • A 90-year-old Vaughan man passed away Oct. 14 at Mackenzie Health, Richmond Hill (local transmission)
  • 38 cases are hospitalized; 7 patients in ICU
  • 160 (-1) workplace outbreaks, 22 (-1) active, 843 (+8) cases  

Recovery Measures

  • 560 (+11) new cases reported in last 7 days
  • 500 (+9) cases per 100,000 population
  • 76 (+4) new community cases daily average in last 7 days
  • 1.10 (-0.08)  7-day median reproductive number*
  • 42% of new cases unknown source of infection 
  • 15,674 total tests Oct. 4 to 10: 420 (3%) positive, 15,230 negative, 24 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
  • 83 (+3) school cases to date
  • 59 (+1) schools under surveillance, 32 (+1) active
  • 1 active child care centre outbreaks
  • 6 child care cases to date

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 104 (+3) institutional outbreaks; 25 (+2) active
    • Outbreak declared Oct. 16 at Mon Sheong Private Care retirement home, Markham (1 health-care worker)
    • Outbreak #2 declared Oct. 15 at Vita Community Living – Dufferin, Newmarket (1 resident)
    • Outbreak declared Oct. 15 at Amica Thornhill retirement home, Vaughan (2 residents)

The Nitty Gritty

  • 2,236 (+60) cases, or 42%, close contact
  • 1,274 (+24) cases, or 24%, community transmission
  • 1,059 (+1) cases, or 20%, institutional outbreak
  • 261 cases under investigation, or 5%
  • 247 (+1) cases, or 5%, travel
  • 231 cases, or 4%, workplace outbreak
  • 1,421 (+47) cases age 19 to 34, or 26%
  • 890 (+17) cases age 45 to 54, or 17%
  • 836 (+18) cases age 55 to 64, or 16%
  • 657 (+12) cases ages 35 to 44, or 12%
  • 589 (+10) cases age 65 to 79, or 11%
  • 583 (+2) cases age 80+, or 11%
  • 186 (+7) cases age 14 to 18, or 3%
  • 165 (+4) cases age 4 to 13, or 3%
  • 47 (+2) cases age 0 to 3, or 1%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 2,292 (+35) cases, 284 (+11) active
  • Markham 1,247 (+30) cases, 164 (+17) active
  • Richmond Hill 691 (+10) cases, 71 (-2) active
  • Newmarket 336 (+3) cases, 28 active
  • King 117 (+2) cases, 23 (+1) active
  • Aurora 220 (+10) cases, 25 (+4) active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 160 (+3) cases, 24 (+3) active
  • East Gwillimbury 116 (+2) cases, 18 (+1) active
  • Georgina 180 (+1) cases, 1 (+1) active

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

  • 63,713 confirmed cases of COVID-19 
  • 805 new cases since Oct. 15*
  • 10 more deaths, totalling 3,041
  • 54,686 resolved 85.8% of cases
  • 278 (+17) cases are hospitalized; 72 (+5) in ICU; 42 (+6) on ventilators
  • 44,722 more tests completed, with 33,630 awaiting results
  • 2.0% (-0.9%) positivity Oct. 15

*includes Toronto Public Health cases from Oct. 14 

Cases in schools, child care centres and homes 

Institutional Outbreaks 

  • 513 (+3) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 73 (+4) active
  • 240 (+2) outbreaks at retirement homes, 44 (+1) active
  • 113 (+4) outbreaks at hospitals, 14 (+4) active
  • 1,979 (+5) long-term care resident deaths
  • 6,380 (+15) cases are long-term care residents
  • 7,347 (+24) cases are health-care workers (11.7%) 



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