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York Region sees continued surge in resolved COVID-19 cases

Public health also reporting five more COVID-19 deaths at long-term care homes, including an Aurora resident, as well as 50 new cases, and four additional institutional outbreaks
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York Region is continuing its surge in resolved cases today, with 383 — about 31 per cent — of its 1,250 confirmed cases of COVID-19 no longer active.

Earlier this week, resolved cases had already jumped from 144 to 243 yesterday — from 13 to 20 per cent of the total cases.

In Newmarket, 23 of 120 cases — 19 per cent — are resolved, an increase from 17 resolved cases yesterday.

However, York Region public health is also reporting five more COVID-19 related deaths at long-term care homes, 50 new cases, and three additional institutional outbreaks since yesterday.

An 84-year-old Aurora woman passed away Sunday, April 19 at Chartwell Aurora Long-term Care Residence, two days after the onset of symptoms. COVID-19 was confirmed following her death, on April 21.

Two Richmond Hill residents have also died, an 89-year-old man on April 20 and an 88-year-old woman on April 15, at Mackenzie Health Long-term Care Reactivation Care Centre. 

A 97-year-old woman died Tuesday, April 21 at Kristus Darzs Latvian Home in Vaughan, and an 86-year-old woman who was asymptomatic died April 21 at Villa Colombo Vaughan Di Poce Centre in Kleinburg.

A total of 65 deaths are being attributed to COVID-19 today.

Newmarket continues to see a spike in institutional outbreaks, with the number of cases acquired in an outbreak at long-term care and group homes jumping from 64 to 70 today — 58 per cent of its 120 cases.   

Accordingly, individuals aged 80 and over are the largest age group in Newmarket with confirmed cases of COVID-19, accounting for 28 per cent of the 120 cases, followed by ages 65 to 79, at 20 per cent. 

Institutional outbreaks, which span the region, have increased to 34, including Chartwell Woodhaven Long-term Care in Markham, New Leaf The Pines and New Leaf The Elms in in Queensville, and Reena Rockwood in Richmond Hill.

A total of 264 residents at long-term care and group homes in York Region have COVID-19, and 201 health-care workers.

At least 337, or 27 per cent — up from 23 per cent yesterday — of York Region's COVID-19 1,250 cases have been acquired in a long-term care, retirement or community group home.

One more case of a frontline health-care worker in York Region is being reported today. The first paramedic with COVID-19 was confirmed yesterday.

Of the 73 infected health-care workers: eight are in Newmarket; two in Aurora, three in Whitchurch-Stouffville; six in Richmond Hill, 21 in Vaughan; and 33 in Markham.

Of the 1,250 cases in York Region:

  • 548 are confirmed in Vaughan (+ 18 today), 25 deaths, 204 resolved;
  • 310 in Markham (+ 13 today), 26 deaths, 62 resolved;
  • 129 in Richmond Hill (+ 5 today), 4 deaths, 55 resolved;
  • 120 in Newmarket (+ 4 today), 6 deaths, 23 resolved; 
  • 54 in Aurora, (+ 5 today), 2 deaths, 16 resolved;
  • 24 in Georgina (+ 4 today), 2 resolved.
  • 22 in East Gwillimbury, 3 resolved;
  • 20 in Whitchurch-Stouffville, 6 resolved;
  • 19 in King, 2 deaths, 11 resolved.

The number of hospitalized patients in York Region increased from 39 to 43 today, with 20 cases critically ill in ICU. 

As of 3:30 p.m. April 22, Southlake Regional Health Centre reported seven COVID-19 patients in ICU, and one patient under investigation in ICU. Eight COVID-19 patients are in inpatient units. The number of inpatients under investigation for COVID-19 is 28. Total deaths remain at five.




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