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

21 more cases in Newmarket, 1 more death, outbreak declared at Southlake; York Region confirms 345 more cases, 2 more variant deaths, as school outbreaks, positivity, hospitalizations and incidence rate continue to rise; Ontario reports 3,215 new cases, 17 more deaths, 141 more variant cases, as hospitalizations climb
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Newmarket (reported Tuesday, April 6 at 5 p.m.)

  • 2,018 cases of COVID-19 
  • 21 mores case since April 5
  • 247 (+2) variant cases
    • 31 (-8) B.1.1.7. U.K. (0 active); 24 close contact, 5 local transmission, 2 workplace
    • 1 (+0) P.1 Brazil (0 active); workplace
    • 215 (+1) lineage not yet determined (45 active, 1 ICU, 2 deceased); 101 close contact, 79 local transmission, 27 workplace, 3 institutional outbreak)
  • 1,844 (+27) cases resolved (92%)
  • 131 (+6) active cases
  • 1 more deaths, totalling 43
  • 4 (-2) Newmarket residents hospitalized, 1 in ICU
  • 4 (+1) institutional outbreaks
    • Outbreak #7 declared April 6 at Southlake Regional Health Centre (3 patients)
    • Outbreak #2 declared at CBI Group Home community living (1 staff)
    • Outbreak #3 declared April 1 at Eagle Terrace Long-Term Care Home (2 health-care workers)
    • Outbreak #4 declared March 7 at Southlake Residential Care Village (2 residents, 12 health-care workers)
  • 8 (+0) school surveillances
    • Surveillance declared April 2 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Elementary School (1 staff)
    • Surveillance declared April 1 at Glen Cedar Public School (1 student)
    • Surveillance declared March 30 at Sir William Mulock Secondary School (1 student)
    • Surveillance declared March 30 at Terry Fox Public School (2 students)
    • Surveillance declared March 30 at Clearmeadow Public School (1 student)
    • Surveillance declared March 27 at Stonehaven Elementary School (1 student)
    • Surveillance #2 declared March 27 at Poplar Bank Public School (1 student)
    • Surveillance #3 declared March 23 at Dr. J.M. Denison Secondary School (1 staff)
  • 349 tests on April 4, 25 positive (7.2% positivity) 

The Nitty Gritty

  • 937 (+2) cases close contact, or 46%
  • 518 (-1) cases community transmission, or 26%
  • 326 (+0) cases institutional outbreak, or 16%
  • 50 (+9) cases under investigation, or 2%
  • 43 (+0) cases travel, or 2%
  • 131 (-1) cases workplace outbreak, or 7%
  • 499 (+6) cases age 19 to 34, 25%
  • 340 (+2) cases age 35 to 44, or 17%
  • 328 (+5) cases age 45 to 54, or 16%
  • 280 (+1) cases age 55 to 64, or 14%
  • 169 (+2) cases age 65 to 79, or 8%
  • 128 (+0) cases age 4 to 13, or 6%
  • 127 (+0) cases age 80+, or 6%
  • 100 (+0) cases age 14 to 18, or 5%
  • 47 (+2) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

York Region (reported Tuesday, April 6 at 5 p.m.) in shutdown

  • 35,804 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 345 new cases since April 5
  • 3,975 variant cases, 943 active, 19 deaths
    • 491 (+24) B.1.1.7 U.K. (2 active, 3 deaths)
    • 2 (+0) B.1.351 South Africa (0 active)
    • 15 (+0) P.1 Brazil (0 active, 1 death)
    • 3,467 (+101) lineage not yet determined (902 active, 15 deaths, 31 hospitalized, 8 in ICU)
  • 32,787 cases resolved (92%)
  • 2,453 (+116) active cases
  • 2 more deaths, totalling 564
    • A 60-year-old Newmarket woman passed away April 4 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket (Exposure close contact)
    • A 76-year-old King man passed away March 29 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket (Exposure close contact)
  • 47 (+3) cases are hospitalized, 8 (+1) patients in ICU 
  • 436 (+0) workplace outbreaks, 19 (-1) active, 3,531 (+19) cases 

Recovery Measures

Vaccinations 

  • 205,869 total doses
  • 183,699 residents with 1 dose
  • 83.1% ages 80+ with at least 1 dose
  • 77.7.% ages 75-79 with at least 1 dose
  • 64.8% ages 70-74 with at least 1 dose
  • 28.7% ages 65-69 with at least 1 dose

Cases in schools, child care centres

  • 96 (+2) school outbreaks, 23 (+2) active
    • Pine Grove Public School, Vaughan (1 student, 1 staff)
    • Barbara Reid Public School, Whitchurch-Stouffville (4 students)
    • Viola Desmond Public School, Vaughan (3 students)
    • Corpus Christi Catholic School, Richmond Hill (2 students)
    • St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Elementary School, Vaughan (5 students, 1 staff)
    • Father Henri JM Nouwen Catholic Elementary School, Richmond Hill (1 student, 2 staff)
    • King Heights Academy, Vaughan (closed, 4 students, 2 staff)
    • St. Agnes of Assisi Catholic Elementary School, Vaughan (3 students)
    • Somerset Academy, Markham (closed, 1 student, 1 staff)
    • Pierre Berton Public School, Vaughan (9 students, 2 staff)
    • Henderson Avenue Public School, Vaughan (4 students, 4 staff)
    • Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School, Aurora (closed, 1 student, 2 staff)
    • Kleinburg Public School, Vaughan (5 students, 1 staff)
    • Anne Frank Public School, Vaughan (closed, 2 students, 2 staff)
    • Franklin Street Public School, Markham (2 students, 1 staff) 
    • Stouffville Christian School (1 student, 1 staff)
    • Bayview Fairways Public School, Markham (closed, 2 staff)
    • St. Anthony Catholic Elementary School, Thornhill (2 students)
    • Willowbrook Public School, Thornhill (2 students)
    • Wilshire Elementary School, Thornhill (closed, 6 students)
    • Rosedale Heights Public School, Thornhill (closed, 5 students)
    • Unionville Montessori School, Markham (5 students, 3 staff)
    • Silver Pines Public School, Richmond Hill (4 students, 3 staff)
  • 599 (+10) school surveillances, 115 (-4) active
  • 69 (+0) child care outbreaks, 6 (+0) active
  • 1,726 (+33) total school and child care cases
  • 1,223 (+24) student/children cases
  • 503 (+9) staff cases

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 292 (+2) institutional outbreaks, 18 (+2) active
    • Outbreak #7 declared April 6 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket (3 patients)
    • Outbreak declared April 6 at Impruv Living Residence community living, East Gwillimbury (1 resident) 

Nitty Gritty

  • 18,037 (+95) cases, or 51%, close contact
  • 10,572 (+109) cases, or 29%, community transmission
  • 3,237 (+4) cases, or 9%, institutional outbreak
  • 1,063 (+63) cases, or 1%, under investigation
  • 510 (+2) cases, or 2%, travel
  • 2,199 (+13) cases, or 6%, workplace outbreak
  • 9,246 (+70) cases age 19 to 34, or 26%
  • 6,144 (+59) cases age 45 to 54, or 17%
  • 5,257 (+26) cases age 55 to 64, or 15%
  • 5,072 (+47) cases ages 35 to 44, or 14%
  • 3,227 (+18) cases age 65 to 79, or 9%
  • 2,370 (+32) cases age 4 to 13, or 7%
  • 1,943 (+17) cases age 14 to 18, or 5%
  • 1,880 (+8) cases age 80+, or 5%
  • 665 (+9) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 15,158 (+142) cases, 1,116 (+48) active
  • Markham 8,940 (+76) cases, 489 (+31) active
  • Richmond Hill 4,974 (+51) cases, 380 (+12) active
  • Newmarket 2,018 (+21) cases, 131 (+7) active
  • Aurora 1,202 (+15) cases, 92 (+8) active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 989 (+21) cases, 73 (+8) active
  • Georgina 875 (+6) cases, 64 (-2) active
  • King 812 (+10) cases, 55 (+7) active
  • East Gwillimbury 778 (+3) cases, 50 (-2) active

Ontario (reported at 10:30 a.m. on April 7, for April 6)

  • 370,817 confirmed cases of COVID-19 
  • 3,215 new cases since April 5
  • 2,483 (+141) variant cases
    • 2,291 U.K. variant
    • 72 South African variant
    • 120 Brazilian variant
  • 17 more deaths, totalling 7,475
  • 335,983 resolved 90.6% of cases
  • 1,397 (+236) cases are hospitalized; 504 (-6) in ICU; 311 (+1) on a ventilator
  • 49,889 more tests completed, with 41,624 awaiting results
  • 6.7% positivity April 6

Vaccines

  • 104,382 daily doses administered April 6
  • 2,726,221 total doses
  • 324,783 completed (people fully vaccinated)

Cases in children, youth

  • 9,707 (+118) cases ages 4 to 8
  • 12,672 (+158) cases ages 9 to 13
  • 12,592 (+140) cases ages 14 to 17

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 1,403 (+7) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 70 (+2) active
  • 843 (+0) outbreaks at retirement homes, 51 (+0) active
  • 475 (+2) outbreaks at hospitals, 41 (+2) active
  • 3,904 (+1) long-term care resident deaths
  • 15,066 (-3) cases are long-term care residents

Debora Kelly

About the Author: Debora Kelly

Debora Kelly is NewmarketToday's community editor. She is an award-winning journalist and communications professional who is passionate about building strong communities through engagement, advocacy and partnership.
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