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

New cases in Newmarket drop to 10, 129 of 166 active cases are variants, as positivity jumps to 12.3%; York Region confirms 239 new cases, 2 more deaths, as 7-day average of cases decline to 315; Ontario reports 2,791 new cases, 25 more deaths, of which 9 are long-term care residents
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Newmarket (reported Monday, May 3 at 5 p.m.)

  • 2,704 cases of COVID-19 
  • 10 more cases since May 2
  • 867 variant cases, 129 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
    • 818 (+36) lineage not yet determined: 374 close contact, 345 local transmission, 55 workplace, 14 school, 21 institutional outbreak, 1 travel)
  • 2,492 cases resolved
  • 166 (-10) active cases
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 46
  • 1 (+0) institutional outbreaks
    • Outbreak #9 declared April 12 at Southlake Regional Health Centre (8 patients, 1 health-care worker)
  • 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)
    • 236 tests on May 1, 29 positive (12.3% positivity)

The Nitty Gritty 

  • 1,163 (+14) cases close contact, or 43%
  • 805 (+12) cases community transmission, or 30%
  • 385 (+0) cases institutional outbreak, or 14%
  • 55 (-16) cases under investigation, or 2%
  • 24 (+0) cases travel, or 1%
  • 220 (+0) cases workplace outbreak, or 8%
  • 684 (+2) cases age 19 to 34, 25%
  • 469 (+0) cases age 35 to 44, or 17%
  • 435 (+4) cases age 45 to 54, or 16)%
  • 359 (+0) cases age 55 to 64, or 14%
  • 222 (+0) cases age 65 to 79, or 8%
  • 181 (+2) cases age 4 to 13, or 7%
  • 145 (+2) cases age 14 to 18, or 5%
  • 134 (+0) cases age 80+, or 5%
  • 75 (+0) cases age 0 to 3, or 3%

York Region (reported Monday, May 3 at 5 p.m.) in stay-at-home order, state of emergency, new restrictions 

  • 47,145 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 239 new cases since May 2
  • 13,529 variant cases, 1,316 active, 63 deaths
    • 654 (+0) B.1.1.7 U.K. 
    • 16 (+0) B.1.351 South Africa 
    • 2 (+0) B.1.617 India
    • 112 (+4) P.1 Brazil
    • 12,745 (+605) lineage not yet determined
  • 44,459 cases resolved
  • 2,068 (-149) active cases
  • 2 more deaths, totalling 618
    • A 78-year-old Whitchurch-Stouffville man passed away April 29 at Markham Stouffville Hospital, Markham(Exposure outbreak at Markham Stouffville Hospital)
    • An 80-year-old Vaughan woman passed away April 21 at Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton (Exposure close contact)
  • 471 (+1) workplace outbreaks, 19 (+0) active, 4,088 (+11) cases 

Recovery Measures

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

  • 454,085 total doses
  • 429,394 residents with 1 dose
  • 90.8% ages 80+ with at least 1 dose
  • 88.7% ages 75-79 with at least 1 dose
  • 82.1% ages 70-74 with at least 1 dose
  • 78.0% ages 65-69 with at least 1 dose
  • 69.1% ages 60-64 with at least 1 dose
  • 51.3% ages 55-59 with at least 1 dose
  • 46.4% ages 50-54 with at least 1 dose
  • 41.2% ages 45-49 with at least 1 dose
  • 38.0% ages 40-44 with at least 1 dose
  • 26.0% ages 35-39 with at least 1 dose

Cases in schools, child care centres

  • 2,238 (+6) cases
  • 1,578 (+3) student cases
  • 660 (+3) staff cases
  • 131 (+0) school outbreaks, 1 (-1) are active
  • 668 (+0) school surveillances, 10 (+0) are active
  • 100 (+0) child care setting outbreaks, 16 (-3) are active 

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 316 (+0) institutional outbreaks, 17 (+0) active

 ​​Nitty Gritty

  • 21,110 (+189) cases, or 45%, close contact
  • 15,670 (+171) cases, or 33%, community transmission
  • 4,216 (+8) cases, or 9%, institutional outbreak
  • 947 (-153) cases, or 4%, under investigation
  • 427 (+2) cases, or 1%, travel
  • 3,773 (+20) cases, or 8%, workplace outbreak
  • 12,214 (+73) cases age 19 to 34, or 26%
  • 8,139 (+37) cases age 45 to 54, or 17%
  • 6,777 (+25) cases age 55 to 64, or 14%
  • 6,841 (+39) cases ages 35 to 44, or 14%
  • 4,115 (+19) cases age 65 to 79, or 9%
  • 3,305 (+18) cases age 4 to 13, or 7%
  • 2,710 (+13) cases age 14 to 18, or 6%
  • 2,094 (+8) cases age 80+, or 5%
  • 950 (+5) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 19,551 (+92) cases, 778 (-59) active
  • Markham 11,336 (+61) cases, 458 (-30) active
  • Richmond Hill 6,665 (+47) cases, 287 (-23) active
  • Newmarket 2,704 (+10) cases, 166 (-10) active
  • Georgina 1,131 (+5) cases, 78 (-9) active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 1,329 (+15) cases, 75 (+7) active
  • Aurora 1,631 (+5) cases, 73 (-7) active
  • East Gwillimbury 1,015 (+6) cases, 57 (-4) active
  • King 1,020 (+3) cases, 36 (-4) active

Ontario (reported at 10:30 a.m. on May 4, for May 3)

  • 476,692 confirmed cases of COVID-19 
  • 2,791 new cases since May 2 
  • 78,929 (+2,362) variant cases
    • 77,649 U.K. variant
    • 309 South African variant
    • 971 Brazilian variant
  • 25 more deaths, totalling 8,143
  • 432,109 resolved 90.6% of cases
  • 2,167 (+242) cases are hospitalized; 886 (-3) in ICU; 609 (-2) on ventilators
  • 33,740 more tests completed, with 25,049 awaiting results
  • 9.1% positivity

Vaccines

  • 88,871 daily doses administered 
  • 5,467,120 total doses
  • 378,085 completed (people fully vaccinated)

Cases in schools, child care centres

  • 13,423 (+101) cases ages 4 to 8
  • 17,308 (+105) cases ages 9 to 13
  • 17,332 (+110) cases ages 14 to 17

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 1,442 (-1) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 51 (-2) active
  • 848 (+4) outbreaks at retirement homes, 15 (+2) active
  • 534 (+0) outbreaks at hospitals, 39 (-4) active
  • 3,923 (+9) long-term care resident deaths
  • 15,174 (+5) 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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