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

6 new cases in Newmarket, 2 more variant cases, student cases at Newmarket High, and Rogers P.S.; York Region confirms 100 new cases, 29 more variant cases, totalling 656, as institutional outbreaks drop to 20; Ontario new cases drop to 958, total deaths surpass 7,000 with 17 more deaths, hospitalizations decline
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Newmarket (reported Tuesday, March 2 at 5 p.m.)

  • 1,606 cases of COVID-19 
  • 6 more cases since March 1
  • 36 (+2) variant cases
    • 2 (+0) B.1.1.7. U.K.; local transmission
    • 34 (+2) lineage not yet determined; 23 (+1) close contact, 6 (+1) local transmission, 5 workplace
  • 1,522 (+2) cases resolved (95%)
  • 47 (+3) active cases
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 37
  • 7 (+0) hospitalized, 1 (+0) in ICU
  • 5 (+0) institutional outbreaks
    • Outbreak #2 declared Feb. 26 at Amica Newmarket Retirement Home (1 health-care worker)
    • Outbreak #2 declared Feb. 22 at Eagle Terrace Long-term Care Home (4 staff)
    • Outbreak declared Feb. 19 at Inn From the Cold (1 resident, 1 staff)
    • Outbreak declared Feb. 3 at The Newmarket Residence (54 residents, 10 staff)
    • Outbreak #3 Jan. 4 at Southlake Regional Health Centre (27 patients, 16 health-care workers)
  • 6 (+2) school surveillances
    • Surveillance #3 declared March 1 at Newmarket High School (1 student) 
    • Surveillance #3 declared March 1 at Rogers Public School (1 student)
    • Surveillance #5 declared Feb. 28 at Sir William Mulock Secondary School (1 student)
    • Surveillance #2 declared Feb. 26 at Dr. J.M. Denison Secondary School (1 staff)
    • Surveillance declared Feb. 26 at Poplar Bank School (1 student)
    • Surveillance #2 declared Feb. 25 at Denne Public School (1 staff)
  • 1 (+0) child care outbreak
    • Outbreak declared Feb. 6 at Brightpath Newmarket (5 children, 5 staff)
  • 38 (+7) new cases in last 7 days
  • 153 tests on Feb. 28, 1 positive (0.7% positivity)

The Nitty Gritty

  • 748 (+6) cases close contact, or 47%
  • 314 (+0) cases institutional outbreak, or 20%
  • 389 (-2) cases community transmission, or 24%
  • 9 (-1) cases under investigation, or 1%
  • 41 (+0) cases travel, or 3%
  • 93 (+2) cases workplace outbreak, or 6%
  • 391 (-5) cases age 19 to 34, 25%
  • 278 (-1) cases age 35 to 44, or 17%
  • 238 (-1) cases age 45 to 54, or 15%
  • 224 (+17) cases age 55 to 64, or 13%
  • 140 (-3) cases age 65 to 79, or 9%
  • 118 (+0) cases age 80+, or 8%
  • 104 (+1) cases age 4 to 13, or 7%
  • 78 (-1) cases age 14 to 18, or 5%
  • 35 (-2) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

York Region (reported Tuesday, March 2 at 5 p.m.) at red control zone

  • 29,008 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 100 new cases since March 1
  • 656 (+29) variant cases
    • 81 (+2) B.1.1.7 U.K.
    • 575 (+27) lineage not yet determined 
  • 27,704 (+79) cases resolved (96%)
  • 781 (+17) active cases
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 524
  • 137 (-1) cases are hospitalized, 24 (+1) patients in ICU 
  • 384 (+1) workplace outbreaks, 16 (-2) active, 3,133 (+9) cases 

Recovery Measures

Cases in schools, child care centres

  • 60 (+1) school outbreaks, 3 (+1) active
  • 418 (+4) school surveillances, 39 (+4) active
  • 59 (+0) child care outbreaks, 3 (+0) active
  • 1,179 (+18) total school and child care cases
  • 806 (+17) student/children cases
  • 373 (+1) staff cases

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 260 (+0) institutional outbreaks, 20 (-5) active
    • 48-day outbreak #4 closed March 1 at Woodbridge Vista Care Community LTC, Vaughan (6 health-care workers)
    • 34-day outbreak closed March 1 at Victoria House community living, Georgina (1 death, 25 residents, 1 staff)
    • 86-day outbreak #2 closed March 1 at Chartwell Woodhaven LTC, Markham (14 deaths, 47 residents, 58 health-care workers)
    • 11-day outbreak closed March 1 at Queensview Residential Home, East Gwillimbury (1 staff)
    • 39-day outbreak #2 closed March 2 at Safe Haven Aurora (1 resident, 3 staff)

Nitty Gritty

  • 14,934 (+42) cases, or 52%, close contact
  • 8,537 (+16)  cases, or 29%, community transmission
  • 3,060 (+5) cases, or 11%, institutional outbreak
  • 250 (+23) cases, or 1%, under investigation
  • 461 (+4) cases, or 2%, travel
  • 1,586 (+6) cases, or 5%, workplace outbreak
  • 7,457 (-51) cases age 19 to 34, or 26%
  • 4,896 (-27) cases age 45 to 54, or 17%
  • 4,600 (+243) cases age 55 to 64, or 15%
  • 4,012 (-17) cases ages 35 to 44, or 14%
  • 2,643 (-17) cases age 65 to 79, or 9%
  • 1,705 (-8) cases age 80+, or 6%
  • 1,732 (-18) cases age 4 to 13, or 6%
  • 1,454 (-6) cases age 14 to 18, or 5%
  • 509 (-3) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 12,205 (+36) cases, 303 (-2) active
  • Markham 7,609 (+18) cases, 167 (-3) active
  • Richmond Hill 3,810 (+21) cases, 146 (+6) active
  • Newmarket 1,606 (+6) cases, 47 (+3) active
  • Aurora 951 (+11) cases, 32 (+9) active
  • East Gwillimbury 622 (+2) cases, 31 (+0) active
  • Georgina 676 (+1) cases, 20 (+1) active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 815 (+4) cases, 19 (+3) active
  • King 648 (+1) cases, 14 (+0) active

Ontario (reported at 10:30 a.m. on March 3, for March 2)

  • 303,763 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 958 new cases since March 1
  • 532 (+10) variant cases
    • 552 (+10) U.K. variant
    • 27 (+0) South African variant
    • 3 (+0) Brazilian variant
  • 17 more deaths, totalling 7,014
  • 286,352 resolved 94.3% of cases
  • 668 (-9) cases are hospitalized; 274 (-10) in ICU; 188 (-1) on ventilators 
  • 52,613 more tests completed, with 43,139 awaiting results
  • 2.9% positivity March 1

Vaccines

  • 27,398 daily doses administered March 2
  • 754,419 total doses
  • 266,710 completed (people fully vaccinated)

Cases in children, youth

  • 6,849 (+39) cases ages 4 to 8
  • 9,189 (+40) cases ages 9 to 13
  • 9,628 (+39) cases ages 14 to 17

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 1,282 (+3) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 83 (-1) active
  • 758 (+1) outbreaks at retirement homes, 54 (-4) active
  • 416 (+0) outbreaks at hospitals, 28 (+5) active
  • 3,869 (+2) long-term care resident deaths
  • 14,961 (+3) cases are long-term care residents