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

21 more cases in Newmarket, positivity rises above 10%, school closure at St. Elizabeth Seton, another Southlake outbreak declared; York Region positivity soars to over 18%, multiple schools close; Ontario reports 3,295 new cases, 19 more deaths, as confirmed U.K. variant cases soar to 9,632
YVR COVID-19 Testing Site
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Newmarket (reported Wednesday, April 7 at 5 p.m.)

  • 2,041 cases of COVID-19 
  • 21 mores case since April 6
  • 259 (+11) variant cases
    • 32 (+1) B.1.1.7. U.K. (0 active); 24 close contact, 5 local transmission, 3 workplace
    • 1 (+0) P.1 Brazil (0 active); workplace
    • 226 (+11) lineage not yet determined (45 active, 1 ICU, 3 hospitalized, 2 deceased); 106 close contact, 84 local transmission, 29 workplace, 3 institutional outbreak)
  • 1,863 (+19) cases resolved (92%)
  • 135 (+4) active cases
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 43
  • 4 (+0) Newmarket residents hospitalized, 1 in ICU
  • 5 (+1) institutional outbreaks
    • Outbreak #8 declared April 7 at Southlake Regional Health Centre (3 patients)
    • 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 (3 (+1) health-care workers)
    • Outbreak #4 declared March 7 at Southlake Residential Care Village (2 residents, 12 health-care workers)
  • 1 (+1) school outbreak
    • Outbreak declared April 7 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Elementary School (closed, 1 (+1) staff)
  • 4 (-3, 1 moved to outbreak) school surveillances
    • 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)
  • 233 tests on April 5, 24 positive (10.3% positivity) 

The Nitty Gritty

  • 949 (+12) cases close contact, or 46%
  • 523 (+5) cases community transmission, or 26%
  • 326 (+0) cases institutional outbreak, or 16%
  • 51 (+1) cases under investigation, or 2%
  • 43 (+0) cases travel, or 2%
  • 136 (+5) cases workplace outbreak, or 7%
  • 505 (+6) cases age 19 to 34, 25%
  • 346 (+6) cases age 35 to 44, or 17%
  • 332 (+4) cases age 45 to 54, or 16%
  • 282 (+2) cases age 55 to 64, or 14%
  • 171 (+2) cases age 65 to 79, or 8%
  • 130 (+2) cases age 4 to 13, or 6%
  • 127 (+0) cases age 80+, or 6%
  • 101 (+1) cases age 14 to 18, or 5%
  • 47 (+0) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

York Region (reported Wednesday, April 7 at 5 p.m.) in stay at home order, state of emergency 

  • 36,239 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 345 new cases since April 6
  • 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)
  • 33,166 cases resolved (92%)
  • 2,509 (+56) active cases
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 564
  • 44 (-3) cases are hospitalized, 8 (+0) patients in ICU 
  • 436 (+0) workplace outbreaks, 19 (-1) active, 3,531 (+19) cases 

Recovery Measures

Vaccinations 

  • 214,872 total doses
  • 192,653 residents with 1 dose
  • 83.4% ages 80+ with at least 1 dose
  • 78.3.% ages 75-79 with at least 1 dose
  • 66.0% ages 70-74 with at least 1 dose
  • 36.5% ages 65-69 with at least 1 dose

Cases in schools, child care centres

  • 98 (+2) school outbreaks, 22 (-1) active
    • St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Elementary School, Newmarket (closed, 2 staff)
    • Holy Name Catholic School, King (closed, 2 students, 1 staff)
    • Pine Grove Public School, Vaughan (closed, 3 (+2) student, 2 (+1) staff)
    • Barbara Reid Public School, Whitchurch-Stouffville (4 students)
    • Viola Desmond Public School, Vaughan (closed, 4 (+1) students)
    • Corpus Christi Catholic School, Richmond Hill (2 students)
    • St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Elementary School, Vaughan (closed, 5 students, 1 staff)
    • Father Henri JM Nouwen Catholic Elementary School, Richmond Hill (1 student, 2 staff)
    • King Heights Academy, Vaughan (closed, 7 (+3) students, 2 staff)
    • St. Agnes of Assisi Catholic Elementary School, Vaughan (closed, 3 students)
    • Somerset Academy, Markham (closed, 1 student, 1 staff)
    • Pierre Berton Public School, Vaughan (10 (+1) 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 (closed, 4 (+2) students, 2 (+1) staff) 
    • Bayview Fairways Public School, Markham (closed, 2 staff)
    • Willowbrook Public School, Thornhill (2 students)
    • Wilshire Elementary School, Thornhill (closed, 6 students)
    • Unionville Montessori School, Markham (5 students, 3 staff)
    • Silver Pines Public School, Richmond Hill (4 students, 3 staff)
  • 604 (+5) school surveillances, 103 (-12) active
  • 69 (+0) child care outbreaks, 6 (+0) active
  • 1,766 (+40) total school and child care cases
  • 1,253 (+30) student/children cases
  • 513 (+10) staff cases

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 293 (+1) institutional outbreaks, 19 (+1) active
    • Outbreak #8 declared April 7 at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket (3 patients)

Nitty Gritty

  • 18,282 (+146) cases, or 51%, close contact
  • 10,687 (+115) cases, or 29%, community transmission
  • 3,242 (+5) cases, or 9%, institutional outbreak
  • 1,087 (+24) cases, or 1%, under investigation
  • 512 (+2) cases, or 2%, travel
  • 2,238 (+39) cases, or 6%, workplace outbreak
  • 9,357 (+111) cases age 19 to 34, or 26%
  • 6,214 (+70) cases age 45 to 54, or 17%
  • 5,304 (+47) cases age 55 to 64, or 15%
  • 5,138 (+66) cases ages 35 to 44, or 14%
  • 3,273 (+46) cases age 65 to 79, or 9%
  • 2,418 (+40) cases age 4 to 13, or 7%
  • 1,984 (+41) cases age 14 to 18, or 5%
  • 1,887 (+7) cases age 80+, or 5%
  • 672 (+7) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 15,332 (+157) cases, 1,129 (+13) active
  • Markham 9,029 (+83) cases, 491 (+2) active
  • Richmond Hill 5,041 (+60) cases, 390 (+10) active
  • Newmarket 2,041 (+21) cases, 135 (+4) active
  • Aurora 1,226 (+21) cases, 100 (+8) active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 1,011 (+19) cases, 86 (+13) active
  • Georgina 886 (+11) cases, 65 (+1) active
  • King 825 (+10) cases, 55 (+0) active
  • East Gwillimbury 790 (+12) cases, 55 (+5) active

Ontario (reported at 10:30 a.m. on April 8, for April 7)

  • 374,112  confirmed cases of COVID-19 
  • 3,295 new cases since April 6
  • 9,838 (+7,355) variant cases
    • 9,632 U.K. variant
    • 75 South African variant
    • 131 Brazilian variant
  • 19 more deaths, totalling 7,494
  • 338,559 resolved 90.5% of cases
  • 1,417 (+20) cases are hospitalized; 525 (+21) in ICU; 331 (+20) on a ventilator
  • 63,846 more tests completed, with 42,404 awaiting results
  • 6.7% positivity April 6

Vaccines

  • 108,563 daily doses administered April 7
  • 2,834,784 total doses
  • 326,360 completed (people fully vaccinated)

Cases in children, youth

  • 9,813 (+106) cases ages 4 to 8
  • 12,833 (+161) cases ages 9 to 13
  • 12,727 (+135) cases ages 14 to 17

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 1,405 (+2) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 66 (-4) active
  • 843 (+0) outbreaks at retirement homes, 49 (-2) active
  • 479 (+5) outbreaks at hospitals, 42 (+1) active
  • 3,904 (+0) long-term care resident deaths
  • 15,072 (+6) 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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