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60-year-old woman is Newmarket's 43rd COVID-19 death

To date, 564 York Region residents have died with COVID-19

A 60-year-old woman is the 43rd resident of Newmarket to die with COVID-19.

The woman passed away Sunday, April 4 at  Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, according to York Region spokesperson Patrick Casey.

The positive test for the COVID-19 case, which was acquired through close contact, was Saturday, March 27, he said.

The date of symptom onset is not known, he added.

Of the 43 total deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, 58 per cent are residents aged 80 and over, with cases acquired in institutional outbreaks accounting for 72 per cent of the cases. Two deaths are currently attributed to variant cases, one acquired in an outbreak and once acquired by close contact.

The COVID-19 related death of a 76-year-old King man was also reported today.

He passed away Monday, March 29 at Southlake, after onset of symptoms Feb. 18 and a positive test result Feb. 22, Casey said.

The case was acquired through exposure to a close contact, he added.

As of April 6, the pandemic death toll is 564 of York Region's 35,804 cases. Of the total, 66 per cent are residents aged 80 and older and 24 per cent are residents aged 65 to 79. Variant cases currently account for 19 of the deaths. 

Debora Kelly

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