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

Newmarket new daily cases reach record high of 42; York Region new cases jump by 400, 3 more variant deaths, including 42-year-old Markham woman; Ontario reports 3,436 new cases, 16 more deaths, positivity rises to 9.7%
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Newmarket (reported Sunday, May 2 at 5 p.m.)

  • 2,694 cases of COVID-19 
  • 42 more cases since May 1
  • 831 variant cases, 108 active
    • 40 (+0) B.1.1.7. U.K.; 28 close contact, 6 local transmission, 5 workplace
    • 9 (+0) P.1 Brazil; 1 close contact, 1 local transmission, 2 workplace
    • 782 (+38) lineage not yet determined: 351 close contact, 333 local transmission, 55 workplace, 14 school, 21 institutional outbreak, 1 travel)
  • 2,472 cases resolved
  • 176 (+17) active cases
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 46
  • 0 (-1) workplace outbreak
  • 1 (-1) institutional outbreaks
    • Outbreak #9 declared April 12 at Southlake Regional Health Centre (8 patients, 1 health-care worker) 
    • 26-day outbreak #2 closed May 1 at CBI Group Home community living (3 residents, 12 staff)
  • 3 (+0) child care centre outbreak
    • Outbreak declared April 28 at Kidz R Us (2 children, 2 staff)
    • Outbreak declared April 28 at Magic Balloon Child Care Centre (4 children, 2 staff)
    • Outbreak declared April 27 at Cuties and Patooties Childcare (2 children)
  • 2 (+0) school surveillance
    • Surveillance declared April 30 at Alexander Muir P.S. (1 staff)
    • Surveillance declared April 27 at Canadian Martyrs C.E.S. (1 staff)
  • 49 tests on April 30, 5 positive (10.2% positivity)

The Nitty Gritty 

  • 1,149 (+22) cases close contact, or 43%
  • 793 (+18) cases community transmission, or 29%
  • 385 (+0) cases institutional outbreak, or 15%
  • 71 (-2) cases under investigation, or 2%
  • 24 (+0) cases travel, or 1%
  • 220 (+3) cases workplace outbreak, or 8%
  • 682 (+11) cases age 19 to 34, 25%
  • 469 (+11) cases age 35 to 44, or 17%
  • 431 (+5) cases age 45 to 54, or 16)%
  • 359 (+8) cases age 55 to 64, or 14%
  • 222 (+0) cases age 65 to 79, or 8%
  • 179 (+2) cases age 4 to 13, or 7%
  • 143 (+3) cases age 14 to 18, or 5%
  • 134 (+0) cases age 80+, or 5%
  • 75 (+1) cases age 0 to 3, or 3%

York Region (reported Sunday, May 2 at 5 p.m.) in stay-at-home order, state of emergency, new restrictions 

  • 46,909 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 400 new cases since May 1
  • 13,250 variant cases, 1,316 active, 62 deaths
    • 654 (+0) B.1.1.7 U.K. 
    • 16 (+0) B.1.351 South Africa 
    • 2 (+2) B.1.617 India
    • 108 (+1) P.1 Brazil
    • 12,140 (+330) lineage not yet determined
  • 44,076 cases resolved
  • 2,217 (+3) active cases
  • 3 more deaths, totalling 616
    • A 42-year-old Markham woman passed away April 25 at Mackenzie Health Hospital, Richmond Hill (Exposure workplace outbreak)
    • A 70-year-old Vaughan woman passed away April 19 at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie (Exposure close contact)
    • An 88-year-old Vaughan man passed away April 23 at Etobicoke General Hospital, Toronto (Exposure close contact)
  • 470 (+0) workplace outbreaks, 19 (+0) active, 4,077 (+9) cases 

Recovery Measures

Vaccinations (York Region residents, administered at any location in Ontario)

  • 446,548 total doses
  • 421,921 residents with 1 dose
  • 90.0% ages 80+ with at least 1 dose
  • 88.9% ages 75-79 with at least 1 dose
  • 82.1% ages 70-74 with at least 1 dose
  • 77.1% ages 65-69 with at least 1 dose
  • 68.3% ages 60-64 with at least 1 dose
  • 50.1% ages 55-59 with at least 1 dose
  • 45.1% ages 50-54 with at least 1 dose
  • 39.8% ages 45-49 with at least 1 dose
  • 36.9% ages 40-44 with at least 1 dose
  • 24.9% ages 35-39 with at least 1 dose

Cases in schools, child care centres

  • 2,232 (+6) cases
  • 1,575 (+4) student cases
  • 657 (+2) staff cases
  • 131 (+0) school outbreaks, 2 (+0) are active
  • 668 (+0) school surveillances, 10 (+0) are active
  • 100 (+1) child care setting outbreaks, 19 (+1) are active 

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 316 (+0) institutional outbreaks, 17 (-3) active
    • 26-day outbreak #2 closed May 1 at CBI Group Home, Newmarket (3 residents, 12 staff)
    • 2-day outbreak #3 closed May 1 at Christian Horizons Dufferin, Vaughan (1 staff)
    • 12-day outbreak #2 closed May 2 at Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold – Markham (1 client)

 ​​Nitty Gritty

  • 20,921 (+171) cases, or 45%, close contact
  • 15,499 (+152) cases, or 33%, community transmission
  • 4,208 (+6) cases, or 9%, institutional outbreak
  • 1,100 (+33) cases, or 4%, under investigation
  • 425 (+1) cases, or 1%, travel
  • 3,753 (+24) cases, or 8%, workplace outbreak
  • 12,141 (+107) cases age 19 to 34, or 26%
  • 8,103 (+61) cases age 45 to 54, or 17%
  • 6,752 (+54) cases age 55 to 64, or 14%
  • 6,802 (+58) cases ages 35 to 44, or 14%
  • 4,096 (+23) cases age 65 to 79, or 9%
  • 3,287 (+26) cases age 4 to 13, or 7%
  • 2,697 (+37) cases age 14 to 18, or 6%
  • 2,086 (+11) cases age 80+, or 5%
  • 945 (+13) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 19,456 (+129) cases, 837 (-26) active
  • Markham 11,274 (+102) cases, 488 (+11) active
  • Richmond Hill 6,665 (+47) cases, 310 (-21) active
  • Newmarket 2,694 (+42) cases, 176 (+17) active
  • Georgina 1,127 (+17) cases, 87 (+10) active
  • Aurora 1,625 (+16) cases, 80 (+2) active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 1,315 (+16) cases, 68 (+5) active
  • East Gwillimbury 1,010 (+15) cases, 61 (+10) active
  • King 1,017 (+1) cases, 40 (-6) active

Ontario (reported at 10:30 a.m. on May 3, for May 2)

  • 473,901 confirmed cases of COVID-19 
  • 3,436 new cases since May 1 
  • 76,567 (+3,008) variant cases
    • 75,346 U.K. variant
    • 301 South African variant
    • 920 Brazilian variant
  • 16 more deaths, totalling 8,118
  • 428,786 resolved 90.5% of cases
  • 1,925 (-36) cases are hospitalized; 889 (-6) in ICU; 611 (-4) on ventilators (About 10% of hospitals did not submit data)
  • 33,179 more tests completed, with 15,119 awaiting results
  • 9.7% positivity

Vaccines

  • 53,880 daily doses administered 
  • 5,378,249 total doses
  • 375,905 completed (people fully vaccinated)

Cases in schools, child care centres

  • 13,322 (+126) cases ages 4 to 8
  • 17,203 (+145) cases ages 9 to 13
  • 17,222 (+180) cases ages 14 to 17

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 1,443 (+3) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 53 (-1) active
  • 844 (+0) outbreaks at retirement homes, 13 (+0) active
  • 534 (+2) outbreaks at hospitals, 44 (+1) active
  • 3,919 (+1) long-term care resident deaths
  • 15,169 (+12) 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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