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

Outbreak closes at Southlake Village, 2 outbreaks remain open in Newmarket; Southlake hospitalizations rise by 10 to 24; Whitchurch-Stouffville woman is York Region's 1,000th fatality, as hospitalizations jump to 67
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York Region Public Health updates its public COVID-19 dashboard Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 p.m.

Newmarket (reported Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m.)

  • 8,128 cases of PCR confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 6 new cases
  • 47 ^ new cases in last 7 days  
  • 2 (-1) institutional outbreaks
    • Amica Newmarket Retirement Home, 4 staff, 22 residents, 1 death
    • Newmarket Health Centre, 25 (+1) staff, 7 residents
    • Outbreak closes at Southlake Residential Care Village LTC, 48 staff, 69 residents, 3 resident deaths
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 80
  • Residents 5+ with at least 1 dose 91.2%
  • Residents 5+ with 2 doses 88.2%

COVID-19 cases reported by Southlake Regional Health Centre on Aug. 17

  • Number of patients with COVID-19 in ICU: 2 (+2)
  • Total number of patients with COVID-19: 24 (+10) (includes critical care)

York Region (reported Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m.)

  • 67 (+17) hospitalizations, 7 (+3) in ICU**
  • 11 new admissions on Aug. 11
  • 118,779 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 94 new cases
  • 738 cases in last 7 days
  • 1 more death, totalling 1,000
    • A Whitchurch-Stouffville woman aged in her 90s passed away Aug. 12

Institutional outbreaks 31 (-7)

  • 3 new outbreaks in last 7 days
  • New outbreaks open at:
    • Brookside Court/Hilltop Place Retirement Home (Outbreak #8); City of Richmond Hill
    • Langstaff Square Community Care (Outbreak #9); City of Richmond Hill
  • Outbreaks close at: 
    • 360 Kids Congregate Care; City of Markham
    • Bethany Lodge (Outbreak #8); City of Markham
    • Buckingham Manor (Outbreak #5); Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
    • Cedarvale Lodge Retirement Living (Outbreak #7); Town of Georgina
    • Elginwood Long Term Care (Outbreak #8); City of Richmond Hill
    • Mon Sheong Long Term Care (Outbreak #2); Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
    • Reena Community Residence (Outbreak #10); Congregate Care; City of Vaughan
    • Southlake Residential Care Village (Outbreak #8); Town of Newmarket
    • Viva Thornhill Woods Retirement Home (Outbreak #5); City of Vaughan

Recovery measures:

  • 97 (+7) 7-day average of new cases
  • 14.7% ^ positivity

Vaccinations 

  • 85.0% residents with 1 dose; 82.2% with 2 doses, 51.7% with 3 doses, 11.6% with 4 doses
  • Residents 5+ 89.4% 1 dose, 86.5% 2 doses 
  • 59.2% 5-11 vaccinated at least 1 dose 

Around the region:

  • Markham 27,879 (+30) cases, 217 cases in last 7 days, 218 active
  • Vaughan 43,811 (+29) cases, 199 ^ cases in last 7 days, 205 ^ active
  • Richmond Hill 18,302 (+18) cases, 154 ^ cases in last 7 days, 162 active
  • Newmarket 8,128 (+6) cases, 47 ^ cases in last 7 days, 44 active
  • Aurora 5,221 (+2) cases, 37 ^ cases in last 7 days, 34 ^ active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 4,075 (+4) cases, 29 cases in last 7 days, 30 ^ active
  • Georgina 3,528 (+1) cases, 17 cases in last 7 days, 18 active
  • King 2,729 (+3) cases, 15 ^ cases in last 7 days, 13 ^ active
  • East Gwillimbury 2,919 (+1) cases, 14 ^ cases in last 7 days, 10 ^ active

**Data note from York Region Public Health: Hospitalization data indicates COVID-19 positive individuals in York Region hospitals and is not limited to York Region residents. The data includes individuals hospitalized for COVID-19 and those who may be in hospital for another reason but tested positive for COVID-19. *With the rapid transmission of Omicron and provincial changes in testing eligibility and case management, case counts and outbreaks reported are an underestimate of the number of individuals with COVID-19 and outbreaks in York Region and Ontario.


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