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

5 more cases in Newmarket, 5 institutional outbreaks, 6 school surveillances remain active; York Region confirms 121 new cases, 3 more deaths, 33 more variant cases, as incidence rate, at 54, continues to decline; Ontario new cases jump above 1,200, 22 more deaths, as variant cases soar to 833
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Newmarket (reported Thursday, March 4  at 5 p.m.)

  • 1,611 cases of COVID-19 
  • 5 more cases since March 3
  • 37 (+0) variant cases
    • 5 (+0) B.1.1.7. U.K.; local transmission
    • 32 (+0) lineage not yet determined; 22 (-1) close contact, 6 (+0) local transmission, 4 (-1) workplace
  • 1,532 (+2) cases resolved (95%)
  • 42 (+4) active cases
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 37
  • 6 (+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 (+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)
  • 27 (-4) new cases in last 7 days
  • 198 tests on March 2, 8 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 Thursday, March 4 at 5 p.m.) at red control zone

  • 29,186 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 121 new cases since March 4
  • 683 (+33) variant cases
    • 151 (+43) B.1.1.7 U.K.
    • 565 (-10) lineage not yet determined 
  • 27,895 (+82) cases resolved (96%)
  • 762 (+33) active cases
  • 3 more deaths, totalling 529
    • An 88-year-old King man passed away March 1 at  Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket (Exposure - close contact)
    • An 87-year-old Vaughan man passed away Feb. 21 at Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital (Exposure - outbreak atViva Thornhill Woods Retirement Home, Vaughan)
    • A 63-year-old Vaughan man passed away Feb. 28 at Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital (Exposure - local transmission)
  • 131 (+1) cases are hospitalized, 23 (+2) patients in ICU 
  • 390 (+5) workplace outbreaks, 16 (+3) active, 3,185 (+52) cases 

Recovery Measures

Cases in schools, child care centres

  • 62 (+0) school outbreaks, 5 (+0) active
    • Mount Albert Public School, East Gwillimbury (closed, 2 students)
    • Northern Lights Public School, Aurora (2 students, 1 staff)
    • Holy Trinity, Richmond Hill (3 staff)
    • Roselawn Public School (2 students, 1 staff)
    • Stonebridge Public School (5 students)
  • 422 (+0) school surveillances, 40 (+0) active
  • 59 (+0) child care outbreaks, 1 (+0) active
  • 1,191 (+0) total school and child care cases
  • 816 (+0) student/children cases
  • 375 (+0) staff cases

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 263 (+0) institutional outbreaks, 21 (+0) active
    • Outbreak ## declared March 4 at Reena Kerrybrook community living, Richmond Hill (1 staff)
    • Outbreak #4 declared March 4 at Sunrise of Thornhill Retirement Home, Vaughan (1 staff)
    • 61-day outbreak #2 closed March 3 at Maple Health Centre, Vaughan (3 deaths, 14 residents, 18 health-care workers)
    • 49-day outbreak #5 closed March 4 at Sherwood Court LTC, Vaughan (7 health-care workers)

Nitty Gritty

  • 15,004 (+70) cases, or 51%, 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 12,307 (+61) cases, 315 (+19) active
  • Markham 7,628 (+20) cases, 151 (-+3) active
  • Richmond Hill 3,846 (+24) cases, 150 (+9) active
  • Newmarket 1,611 (+5) cases, 42 (+4) active
  • Aurora 956 (+4) cases, 28 (-1) active
  • East Gwillimbury 624 (+1) cases, 22 (-1) active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 822 (+4) cases, 22 (+3) active
  • Georgina 681 (+1) cases, 18 (-1) active
  • King 651 (+1) cases, 14 (-2) active

Ontario (reported at 10:30 a.m. on March 5, for March 4)

  • 306,007 confirmed cases of COVID-19 
  • 1,250 new cases since March 3
  • 833 (+155) variant cases
    • 799 (+155) U.K. variant
    • 31 (+0) South African variant
    • 3 (+0) Brazilian variant
  • 22 more deaths, totalling 7,046
  • 288,583 resolved 94.3% of cases
  • 643 (-6) cases are hospitalized; 280 (-1) in ICU; 183 (+0) on ventilators 
  • 64,748 more tests completed, with 34,037 awaiting results
  • 2.3% positivity March 4

Vaccines

  • 35,886 daily doses administered March 4
  • 820,714 total doses
  • 269,063 completed (people fully vaccinated)

Cases in children, youth

  • 6,931(+47) cases ages 4 to 8
  • 9,300 (+65) cases ages 9 to 13
  • 9,722 (+58) cases ages 14 to 17

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 1,293 (+4) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 85 (-3) active
  • 761 (+4) outbreaks at retirement homes, 56 (+2) active
  • 418 (+0) outbreaks at hospitals, 26 (-3) active
  • 3,873 (+2) long-term care resident deaths
  • 14,964 (+1) cases are long-term care residents