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

17 more cases in Newmarket, another outbreak declared at Southlake, outbreak closes at Renoir; York Region confirms 247 new cases, as Rt value inches below 1.0; Ontario reports 2,662 new cases, 87 more deaths, as positivity rate continues to drop
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Newmarket (reported Thursday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m.)

  • 1,301 cases of COVID-19 
  • 17 more cases since Jan. 20
  • 1,150 (+24) cases resolved (88%)
  • 118 (-8) active cases
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 33
  • 8 (+0) hospitalized, 1 (+0) in ICU
  • 9 (+0) institutional outbreaks
    • 21-day outbreak closed at The Renoir Retirement Residence (6 residents, 3 health-care workers)
    • Outbreak #6 declared Jan. 21 at Southlake Regional Health Centre (2 health-care workers)
    • Outbreak #5 declared Jan. 8 at Southlake Regional Health Centre (13 (+4) health-care workers)
    • Outbreak #3 declared Jan. 8 at Southlake Residential Care Village LTC (6 residents, 9 health-care workers)
    • Outbreak declared Jan. 5 at Brown's Residential Home (1 staff, 1 resident)
    • Outbreak #3 Jan. 4 at Southlake Regional Health Centre (12 patients, 3 health-care workers)
    • Outbreak #4 Jan. 4 at Southlake Regional Health Centre (3 patients, 1 health-care worker)
    • Outbreak #3 declared Dec. 30 at New Leaf - Pines Residence (2  residents, 7 staff)
    • Outbreak #2 declared Dec. 21 at Southlake Regional Health Centre (10 patients, 21 health-care workers)
    • Outbreak declared Nov. 7 at Newmarket Health Centre, Eagle Street (25 residents, 31 health-care workers)
  • 100 (-10) new cases in last 7 days
  • 178 tests on Jan. 19, 4 positive (2% positivity); 270 tests on Jan. 29, 15 positive (6% positivity)

The Nitty Gritty

  • 569 (+98) cases close contact, or 44%
  • 261 (+8) cases institutional outbreak, or 20%
  • 324 (+88) cases community transmission, or 25%
  • 23 (-217) cases under investigation, or 2%
  • 35 (+1) cases travel, or 3%
  • 77 (+37) cases workplace outbreak, or 6%
  • 316 (+4) cases age 19 to 34, 24%
  • 221 (+1) cases age 35 to 44, or 17%
  • 197 (+1) cases age 45 to 54, or 15%
  • 169 (+1) cases age 55 to 64, or 13%
  • 116 (+1) cases age 65 to 79, or 9%
  • 112 (+0) cases age 80+, or 9%
  • 82 (+1) cases age 4 to 13, or 6%
  • 66 (+2) cases age 14 to 18, or 5%
  • 22 (+1) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

York Region (reported Thursday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m.) at grey lockdown zone

  • 23,915 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 247 new cases since Jan. 20
  • 21,688 (+299) cases resolved (90%)
  • 1,802 (-131) active cases
  • 1 more death, totalling 425
    • An 85-year-old Markham man passed away Jan. 18 at Markham Stouffville Hospital, Markham (Exposure - outbreak at Markham Stouffville Hospital)
  • 169 (-7) cases are hospitalized, 21 (-1) patients in ICU 
  • 324 (+1) workplace outbreaks, 24 (-1) active, 2,567 (+36) cases 

Recovery Measures

  • 1,747 (-44) new cases reported in last 7 days
  • 147 (-7) new cases per 100,000 residents in last 7 days (incidence rate)
  • 53 (+1) new hospitalizations in last 7 days
  • 0.99 (-0.04)  7-day median reproductive number*
  • 39% (+10%) of new cases unknown source of infection
  • 2,664 tests on Jan. 19, 206 positive (8% positivity); 3,222 tests on Jan. 20, 248 positive (8% positivity)

*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

  • 55 (+0) school outbreaks, 1 (+0) active
  • 366 (+1) school surveillances, 12 (+)) active
  • 43 (+0) child care outbreaks, 6 (-1) active
  • 987 (+4) total school and child care cases
  • 692 (+2) student/children cases
  • 295 (+2) staff cases

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 220 (+2) institutional outbreaks, 58 (+1) active
    • 21-day outbreak closed at The Renoir Retirement Residence, Newmarket (6 residents, 2 deaths, 3 health-care workers)
    • 29-day outbreak #4 closed at Mackenzie Health Hospital, Richmond Hill (16 patients, 8 deaths, 3 health-care workers)
    • Outbreak #3 declared Jan. 21 at Langstaff Square Community LTC, Richmond Hill (1 health-care worker)
    • Outbreak #6 declared Jan. 21 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket (2 health-care workers)

Nitty Gritty

  • 12,170 (+1,539) cases, or 51%, close contact
  • 7,073 (+1,578) cases, or 30%, community transmission
  • 2,568 (+57) cases, or 11%, institutional outbreak
  • 395 (-3,431) cases, or 2%, under investigation
  • 342 (+0) cases, or 1%, travel
  • 771 (-12) cases, or 3%, workplace outbreak
  • 6,204 (+39) cases age 19 to 34, or 26%
  • 4,068 (+35) cases age 45 to 54, or 17%
  • 3,535 (+32) cases age 55 to 64, or 15%
  • 3,309 (+12) cases ages 35 to 44, or 14%
  • 2,198 (+19) cases age 65 to 79, or 9%
  • 1,534 (+3) cases age 80+, or 6%
  • 1,430 (+15) cases age 4 to 13, or 6%
  • 1,196 (+10) cases age 14 to 18, or 5%
  • 391 (+4) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 10,107 (+94) cases, 734 (-47) active
  • Markham 6,427 (+69) cases, 440 (-28) active
  • Richmond Hill 3,006 (+42) cases, 269 (-12) active
  • Newmarket 1,301 (+17) cases, 118 (-8) active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 689 (+5) cases, 71 (-11) active
  • Aurora 795 (+5) cases, 59 (-11) active
  • King 554 (+4) cases, 37 (-6) active
  • Georgina 512 (+6) cases, 35 (-9) active
  • East Gwillimbury 460 (+5) cases, 33 (+3) active

Ontario (reported at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 22, for Jan. 21)

  • 250,226 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 2,662 new cases since Jan. 20 
  • 87 more deaths, totalling 5,701 
  • 219,262 resolved 87.6% of cases
  • 1,512 (-21) cases are hospitalized; 383 (-5) in ICU; 291 (-2) on ventilators
  • 71,750  more tests completed, with 41,819 awaiting results
  • 4.3% (+0.6%) positivity Jan. 20

Vaccines

  • 11,168 daily doses administered Jan. 21
  • 264,985 total doses
  • 49,292 completed (2 required doses)

Cases in children, youth

  • 5,247 (+44) cases ages 4 to 8
  • 7,314 (+73) cases ages 9 to 13
  • 7,666 (+92) cases ages 14 to 17

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 1,104 (+5) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 252 (-2) active
  • 634 (+5) outbreaks at retirement homes, 164 (-1) active
  • 335 (+7) outbreaks at hospitals, 97 (+6) active
  • 3,350 (+43) long-term care resident deaths
  • 13,746 (+99) cases are long-term care residents 
  • 16,508 cases are health-care workers (6.7%)