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

3 of 4 new cases in Newmarket are community transmission, as testing positivity drops back to 1%; 78 more cases in York Region, active cases totalling 680; Ontario reports 790 new cases, 9 more deaths
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Newmarket (reported Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m.)

  • 344 cases of COVID-19
  • 4 new cases since Oct. 19
  • 298 (+3) cases resolved (87%)
  • 24 active cases
  • 22 deaths
  • 3 hospitalized, 1 in ICU
  • 2 institutional outbreaks, #2 at Mackenzie Place LTC (1 health-care worker); #2 at Vita Community Living (1 resident)
  • 1 child care centre outbreak resolved Oct. 20 at Magic Kingdom Learning Centre
  • 4 schools under surveillance: Newmarket High; Huron Heights Secondary, Terry Fox P.S., Sir William Mulock Secondary
  • 17 (-4) new cases in last 7 days
  • 385 (+3) cases per 100,000 population
  • 1,022 tests Oct. 11 to 17: 14 positive (1%), 1,005 negative, 3 indeterminate

The Nitty Gritty

  • 136 cases outbreak, or 40%
  • 91 (-1) cases close contact, or 26%
  • 64 (+3) cases community transmission, or 19%
  • 12 cases under investigation, or 5%
  • 24 cases travel, or 7%
  • 11 cases workplace outbreak, or 3%
  • 68 cases age 19 to 34, 20%
  • 62 cases age 80+, or 18%
  • 54 (+1) cases age 55 to 64, or 16%
  • 53 (+1) cases age 35 to 44, or 15%
  • 49 cases age 65 to 79, or 14%
  • 40 (+1) cases age 45 to 54, or 12%
  • 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 Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m.)

  • 5,715 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 78 new cases since Oct. 19
  • 4,770 (+74) cases resolved (83%)
  • 680 (+1) active cases
  • 1 more death, totalling 265
    • A 78-year-old Richmond Hill woman passed away Oct. 13 at Mackenzie Health (institutional outbreak at Mackenzie Health)
  • 44 (+1) cases are hospitalized; 7 patients in ICU
  • 162 (-1) workplace outbreaks, 19 (-5) active, 862 (-2) cases  

Recovery Measures

  • 630 (+2) new cases reported in last 7 days
  • 534 (+7) cases per 100,000 population
  • 76 (+8) new community cases daily average in last 7 days
  • 0.97 (+0.03)  7-day median reproductive number*
  • 42% of new cases unknown source of infection 
  • 11,493 total tests Oct. 11 to 17: 527 (4%) positive, 11,947 negative, 19 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
  • 94 school cases to date
  • 65 schools under surveillance, 37 (+3) active
  • 1 (-1) active child care centre outbreak
    • Outbreak resolved Oct. 20 at Magic Kingdom Learning Centre
  • 8 child care cases to date

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 107 (+1) institutional outbreaks; 24 (-1) active
    • Outbreak declared Oct. 20 at Revera Elginwood Long-term Care Home, Richmond Hill (2 health-care workers)
    • 14-day outbreak #2 resolved Oct. 19 at Bethany Lodge LTC, Markham (1 resident)
    • 7-day outbreak resolved Oct. 20 at Southdown Institute, East Gwillimbury (1 caregiver)

The Nitty Gritty

  • 2,482 (+58) cases, or 43%, close contact
  • 1,386 (+17) cases, or 24%, community transmission
  • 1,074 (+1) cases, or 19%, institutional outbreak
  • 207 cases under investigation, or 4%
  • 250 (+2) cases, or 5%, travel
  • 234 cases, or 4%, workplace outbreak
  • 1,522 (+25) cases age 19 to 34, or 27%
  • 952 (+12) cases age 45 to 54, or 17%
  • 897 (+11) cases age 55 to 64, or 16%
  • 692 (+8) cases ages 35 to 44, or 12%
  • 612 (+10) cases age 65 to 79, or 11%
  • 597 (+2) cases age 80+, or 11%
  • 203 (+4) cases age 14 to 18, or 4%
  • 182 (+3) cases age 4 to 13, or 3%
  • 58 (+1) cases age 0 to 3, or 1%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 2,472 (+30) cases, 330 (-6) active
  • Markham 1,315 (+19) cases, 151 (+3) active
  • Richmond Hill 718 (+7) cases, 59 (-1) active
  • King 142 (+7) cases, 38 (+6) active
  • Aurora 232 (+5) cases, 26 active
  • Newmarket 344 (+4) cases, 24 active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 164 (+1) cases, 23 (-1) active
  • East Gwillimbury 128 (+4) cases, 22 (+2) active
  • Georgina 181 cases, 2 active

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

  • 66,686 confirmed cases of COVID-19 
  • 790 new cases since Oct. 19
  • 9 more deaths, totalling 3,062
  • 57,325 resolved 86% of cases
  • 260 (-14) cases are hospitalized; 71 (-1) in ICU; 49 (+4) on ventilators
  • 32,646 more tests completed, with 29,332 awaiting results
  • 3.6% (+0.5%) positivity Oct. 19

Cases in schools, child care centres and homes 

Institutional Outbreaks 

  • 529 (+4) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 80 (+1) active
  • 249 (+1) outbreaks at retirement homes, 47 (-2) active
  • 118 (+4) outbreaks at hospitals, 16 (+2) active
  • 1,981 (+2) long-term care resident deaths
  • 6,462 (+20) cases are long-term care residents
  • 7,503 (+46) cases are health-care workers (11.4%)



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