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

5 new cases in Newmarket, 2 more variant cases, outbreak declared at Eagle Terrace; new cases in York Region drop to 87, lowest daily increase since Nov. 4, no additional deaths for 2nd straight day, variant cases surpass 400; Ontario reports 975 new cases, no new variant cases, and 12 more deaths
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Newmarket (reported Monday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m.)

  • 1,564 cases of COVID-19 
  • 5 more cases since Feb. 21
  • 23 (+2) variant cases
    • 2 (+0) B.1.1.7. (U.K); local transmission
    • 21 (+1)  (lineage not yet determined)
  • 1,481 (+10) cases resolved (94%)
  • 46 (-5) active cases
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 37
  • 7 (+0) hospitalized, 1 (+0) in ICU
  • 5 (+1) institutional outbreaks
    • Outbreak #2 declared Feb. 22 at Eagle Terrace Long-term Care Home (2 staff)
    • Outbreak declared Feb. 19 at Inn From the Cold (1 resident, 1 staff)
    • Outbreak declared Feb. 3 at The Newmarket Residence (53 (+1) residents, 10 staff)
    • Outbreak #3 declared Jan. 8 at Southlake Residential Care Village LTC (7 residents, 10 health-care workers)
    • Outbreak #3 Jan. 4 at Southlake Regional Health Centre (27 patients, 16 (+1) health-care workers)
  • 1 (+0) school surveillance
    • Surveillance declared Feb. 15 at La Maison Montessori House  (1 staff) 
  • 1 (+0) child care outbreak
    • Outbreak declared Feb. 6 at Brightpath Newmarket (4 (+1) children, 5 staff)
  • 42 (-7) new cases in last 7 days
  • 281 tests on Feb. 19, 11 positive (4% positivity); 264 tests on Feb. 20, 6 positive (2% positivity)

The Nitty Gritty

  • 727 (+0) cases close contact, or 46%
  • 309 (+2) cases institutional outbreak, or 20%
  • 378 (+2) cases community transmission, or 24%
  • 11 (+1) cases under investigation, or 1%
  • 40 (+0) cases travel, or 3%
  • 87 (+0) cases workplace outbreak, or 6%
  • 384 (+2) cases age 19 to 34, 25%
  • 271 (+0) cases age 35 to 44, or 17%
  • 232 (+1) cases age 45 to 54, or 15%
  • 203 (+1) cases age 55 to 64, or 13%
  • 143 (+0) cases age 65 to 79, or 9%
  • 118 (+0) cases age 80+, or 8%
  • 102 (+0) cases age 4 to 13, or 7%
  • 76 (+0) cases age 14 to 18, or 5%
  • 35 (+1) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

York Region (reported Monday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m.) at red control zone

  • 28,271 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 87 new cases since Feb. 20
  • 409 (+40) variant cases
    • 53 (+0) B.1.1.7 (U.K.)
    • 356 (+40) (lineage not yet determined) 
  • 26,833 (+228) cases resolved (94%)
  • 922 (-43) active cases
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 516
  • 132 (+1) cases are hospitalized, 19 (-1) patients in ICU 
  • 370 (+4) workplace outbreaks, 16 (+1) active, 3,068 (+34) cases 

Recovery Measures

  • 807 (-51) new cases reported in last 7 days
  • 72 (-1) new cases per 100,000 residents in last 7 days (incidence rate)
  • 25 (+5) new hospitalizations in last 7 days
  • 0.93 (+0.01)  7-day median reproductive number*
  • 4% (-1.5%) of new cases unknown source of infection
  • 3,429 tests on Feb. 19, 221 positive (6% positivity); 2,741 tests on Feb. 20, 99 positive (4% 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

  • 58 (+1) school outbreaks, 1 (+1) active
  • 384 (+3) school surveillances, 7 (+3) active
  • 59 (+1) child care outbreaks, 5 (-2) active
  • 1,120 (+17) total school and child care cases
  • 763 (+10) student/children cases
  • 357 (+7) staff cases

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 254 (+1) institutional outbreaks, 26 (+0) active
    • 16-day outbreak closed at Meta Centre community living, Vaughan (7 residents, 5 staff)
    • Outbreak #2 declared Feb. 22 at Eagle Terrace LTC, Newmarket (2 staff)

Nitty Gritty

  • 14,529 (+41) cases, or 51%, close contact
  • 8,323 (+41)  cases, or 29%, community transmission
  • 3,029 (+11) cases, or 11%, institutional outbreak
  • 257 (-31) cases, or 2%, under investigation
  • 446 (+0) cases, or 2%, travel
  • 1,507 (+15) cases, or 5%, workplace outbreak
  • 7,325 (+28) cases age 19 to 34, or 26%
  • 4,824 (+17) cases age 45 to 54, or 17%
  • 4,267 (+10) cases age 55 to 64, or 15%
  • 3,943 (+8) cases ages 35 to 44, or 14%
  • 2,601 (+11) cases age 65 to 79, or 9%
  • 1,700 (+2) cases age 80+, or 6%
  • 1,693 (+3) cases age 4 to 13, or 6%
  • 1,421 (+3) cases age 14 to 18, or 5%
  • 490 (+2) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 11,911 (+27) cases, 378 (-28) active
  • Markham 7,450 (+27) cases, 221 (-7) active
  • Richmond Hill 3,674 (+16) cases, 141 (+4) active
  • Newmarket 1,564 (+5) cases, 46 (-5) active
  • East Gwillimbury 608 (+3) cases, 43 (-3) active
  • Georgina 657 (+3) cases, 29 (+1) active
  • King 634 (+2) cases, 23 (-1) active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 795 (+2) cases, 20 (-1) active
  • Aurora 916 (+2) cases, 19 (-1) active

Ontario (reported at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 23, for Feb. 22)

  • 295,119 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 975 new cases since Feb. 21
  • 400 (+0) variant cases
    • 390 (+0) U.K. variant
    • 9 (+0) South African variant
    • 1 (+0) Brazilian variant
  • 12 more deaths, totalling 6,884
  • 277,939 resolved 94.2% of cases
  • 718 (+72) cases are hospitalized; 283 (+0) in ICU; 186 (+3) on ventilators
  • 25,979 more tests completed, with 28,802 awaiting results
  • 3.3% positivity Feb. 21

Vaccines

  • 16,252 daily doses administered Feb. 22
  • 585,707 total doses
  • 247,042 completed (people fully vaccinated)

Cases in children, youth

  • 6,474 (+38) cases ages 4 to 8
  • 8,760 (+42) cases ages 9 to 13
  • 9,228 (+36) cases ages 14 to 17

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 1,251 (+3) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 121 (-2) active
  • 734 (+2) outbreaks at retirement homes, 69 (-1) active
  • 407 (+1) outbreaks at hospitals, 38 (-3) active
  • 3,858 (+1) long-term care resident deaths
  • 14,937 (+2) cases are long-term care residents