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

(Data delayed due to public health technical issues) Newmarket only municipality to report 0 new cases, as active cases drop to 38, BrightPath outbreak closes; York Region confirms 64 new cases, 2 more deaths, 27 more variant cases, as incidence rate drops to 56; Ontario reports 994 new cases, 10 more deaths and 95 more variant cases
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Newmarket (reported Wednesday, March 3  at 5 p.m.)

  • 1,605 cases of COVID-19 
  • 0 more cases since March 2
  • 37 (+1) variant cases
    • 5 (+2) B.1.1.7. U.K.; local transmission
    • 32 (-2) lineage not yet determined; 22 (-1) close contact, 6 (+0) local transmission, 4 (-1) workplace
  • 1,530 (+3) cases resolved (95%)
  • 38 (-9) active cases
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 37
  • 6 (-1) 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 (+0) 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)
  • 0 (-1) child care outbreak
    • 25-day outbreak closed March 3 at Brightpath Newmarket (5 children, 5 staff)
  • 31 (-6) new cases in last 7 days
  • 221 tests on March 1, 9 positive (4% positivity)

The Nitty Gritty

  • 751 (+3) cases close contact, or 47%
  • 315 (+1) cases institutional outbreak, or 20%
  • 391 (+2) cases community transmission, or 24%
  • 8 (-1) cases under investigation, or 1%
  • 41 (+0) cases travel, or 3%
  • 93 (+2) cases workplace outbreak, or 6%
  • 397 (+6) cases age 19 to 34, 25%
  • 280 (+2) cases age 35 to 44, or 17%
  • 241 (+3) cases age 45 to 54, or 15%
  • 208 (-16) cases age 55 to 64, or 13%
  • 145 (+5) cases age 65 to 79, or 9%
  • 118 (+0) cases age 80+, or 8%
  • 106 (+2) cases age 4 to 13, or 7%
  • 79 (+1) cases age 14 to 18, or 5%
  • 37 (+2) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

York Region (reported Wedneday, March 3 at 5 p.m.) at red control zone

  • 29,068 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 64 new cases since March 3
  • 683 (+27) variant cases
    • 108 (+27) B.1.1.7 U.K.
    • 575 (+0) lineage not yet determined 
  • 27,813 (+109) cases resolved (96%)
  • 729 (-52) active cases
  • 2 more deaths, totalling 526
    • An 83-year-old Markham man passed away Jan. 14 at Markham Stouffville Hospital, Markham (Exposure - outbreak at Markham Stouffville Hospital)
    • A 78-year-old Markham man passed away Feb. 28 at Markham Stouffville Hospital, Markham (Exposure - local transmission)
  • 130 (-7) cases are hospitalized, 21 (-3) patients in ICU 
  • 385 (+1) workplace outbreaks, 13 (-3) active, 3,133 (+33) cases 

Recovery Measures

Cases in schools, child care centres

  • 62 (+0) school outbreaks, 5 (+0) active
    • Mount Albert Public School, East Gwillimbury (closed)
    • Northern Lights Public School, Aurora
  • 422 (+4) school surveillances, 40 (+1) active
  • 59 (+0) child care outbreaks, 1 (-2) active
  • 1,191 (+12) total school and child care cases
  • 816 (+10) student/children cases
  • 375 (+2) staff cases

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 263 (+3) institutional outbreaks, 21 (-1) active
    • Outbreak #5 declared March 2 at Mackenzie Health LTC, Richmond Hill (2 health-care workers)

Nitty Gritty

  • 15,004 (+70) cases, or 52%, close contact
  • 8,593 (+56)  cases, or 29%, community transmission
  • 3,067 (+7) cases, or 11%, institutional outbreak
  • 272 (+22) cases, or 1%, under investigation
  • 465 (+5) cases, or 2%, travel
  • 1,604 (+18) cases, or 5%, workplace outbreak
  • 7,579 (+122) cases age 19 to 34, or 26%
  • 4,866 (+70) cases age 45 to 54, or 17%
  • 4,399 (-201) cases age 55 to 64, or 15%
  • 4,069 (+57) cases ages 35 to 44, or 14%
  • 2,694 (+51) cases age 65 to 79, or 9%
  • 1,721 (+16) cases age 80+, or 6%
  • 1,767 (+35) cases age 4 to 13, or 6%
  • 1,473 (+19) cases age 14 to 18, or 5%
  • 518 (+9) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 12,247 (+34) cases, 296 (-7) active
  • Markham 7,609 (+7) cases, 148 (-19) active
  • Richmond Hill 3,822 (+14) cases, 141 (-5) active
  • Newmarket 1,605 (+0) cases, 38 (-9) active
  • Aurora 952 (+1) cases, 29 (-3) active
  • East Gwillimbury 624 (+1) cases, 23 (-8) active
  • Georgina 680 (+2) cases, 19 (-1) active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 818 (+3) cases, 19 (+0) active
  • King 650 (+2) cases, 16 (+2) active

Ontario (reported at 10:30 a.m. on March 4, for March 3)

  • 304,757 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 994 new cases since March 2
  • 678 (+95) variant cases
    • 644 (+92) U.K. variant
    • 31 (+3) South African variant
    • 3 (+0) Brazilian variant
  • 10 more deaths, totalling 7,024
  • 287,424 resolved 94.3% of cases
  • 649 (-19) cases are hospitalized; 281 (+7) in ICU; 183 (-5) on ventilators 
  • 65,643 more tests completed, with 42,723 awaiting results
  • 2.1% positivity March 3

Vaccines

  • 30,409 daily doses administered March 3
  • 784,828 total doses
  • 268,118 completed (people fully vaccinated)

Cases in children, youth

  • 6,884 (+35) cases ages 4 to 8
  • 9,235 (+46) cases ages 9 to 13
  • 9,664 (+36) cases ages 14 to 17

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 1,289 (+7) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 88 (+5) active
  • 757 (-1) outbreaks at retirement homes, 54 (+0) active
  • 418 (+2) outbreaks at hospitals, 29 (+1) active
  • 3,871 (+2) long-term care resident deaths
  • 14,963 (+2) cases are long-term care residents