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

24 more cases in Newmarket, outbreak declared at Eagle Terrace, child care cases rise; York Region confirms 325 new cases, 2 more deaths, including 51-year-old Vaughan woman, as Rt rises to 1.07; Ontario new cases jump by 3,424, 26 more deaths, as hospitalizations decline
YVR COVID-19 Testing Site
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Newmarket (reported Wednesday, May 5 at 5 p.m.)

  • 2,754 cases of COVID-19 
  • 24 more cases since May 4
  • 900 variant cases, 163 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
    • 851 (+18) lineage not yet determined: 385 close contact, 362 local transmission, 57 workplace, 14 school, 24 institutional outbreak, 1 travel)
  • 2,545 cases resolved
  • 163 (-11) active cases
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 46
  • 1 (+1) institutional outbreaks
    • Outbreak #4 declared May 5 at Eagle Terrace LTC, Newmarket (4 health-care workers)
  • 3 (+0) child care centre outbreak
    • Outbreak declared April 28 at Kidz R Us (6 (+3) 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)
  • 223 tests on May 3, 15 positive (6.7% positivity)

The Nitty Gritty 

  • 1,185 (+13) cases close contact, or 43%
  • 818 (+5) cases community transmission, or 30%
  • 388 (+2) cases institutional outbreak, or 14%
  • 62 (+1) cases under investigation, or 2%
  • 24 (+0) cases travel, or 1%
  • 225 (+3) cases workplace outbreak, or 8%
  • 696 (+4) cases age 19 to 34, 25%
  • 477 (+3) cases age 35 to 44, or 17%
  • 441 (+3) cases age 45 to 54, or 16%
  • 368 (+6) cases age 55 to 64, or 13%
  • 224 (+1) cases age 65 to 79, or 8%
  • 186 (+2) cases age 4 to 13, or 7%
  • 150 (+3) cases age 14 to 18, or 5%
  • 134 (+0) cases age 80+, or 5%
  • 78 (+2) cases age 0 to 3, or 3%

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

  • 47,693 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 325 new cases since May 4
  • 13,983 variant cases, 1,228 active, 68 deaths
    • 656 (+1) B.1.1.7 U.K. 
    • 17 (+1) B.1.351 South Africa 
    • 2 (+0) B.1.617 India
    • 116 (+2) P.1 Brazil
    • 13,192 (+241) lineage not yet determined
  • 45,133 cases resolved
  • 1,936 (-16) active cases
  • 2 more deaths, totalling 624
    • An 87-year-old East Gwillimbury man passed away April 28 at a private residence (Exposure close contact)
    • A 51-year-old Vaughan woman passed away May 4 at Mackenzie Health Hospital, Richmond Hill (Exposure close contact)
  • 473 (+1) workplace outbreaks, 20 (+0) active, 4,135 (+35) cases 

Recovery Measures

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

  • 476,632 total doses
  • 451,558 residents with 1 dose
  • 91.2% ages 80+ with at least 1 dose
  • 89.2% ages 75-79 with at least 1 dose
  • 82.9% ages 70-74 with at least 1 dose
  • 79.1% ages 65-69 with at least 1 dose
  • 71.0% ages 60-64 with at least 1 dose
  • 55.3% ages 55-59 with at least 1 dose
  • 49.5% ages 50-54 with at least 1 dose
  • 45.4% ages 45-49 with at least 1 dose
  • 41.5% ages 40-44 with at least 1 dose
  • 29.1% ages 35-39 with at least 1 dose

Cases in schools, child care centres

  • 2,253 (+13) cases
  • 1,589 (+11) student cases
  • 664 (+3) staff cases
  • 131 (+0) school outbreaks, 1 (+0) are active
  • 669 (+0) school surveillances, 10 (+0) are active
  • 102 (+1) child care setting outbreaks, 17 (+0) are active 

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 318 (+1) institutional outbreaks, 17 (+0) active
    • Outbreak #4 declared May 5 at Eagle Terrace LTC, Newmarket (4 health-care workers)
    • Outbreak closed May 5 at Cedar Heights Residential Living, Markham

 ​​Nitty Gritty

  • 21,345 (+114) cases, or 45%, close contact
  • 15,860 (+93) cases, or 33%, community transmission
  • 4,241 (+13) cases, or 9%, institutional outbreak
  • 996 (+63) cases, or 4%, under investigation
  • 427 (+0) cases, or 1%, travel
  • 3,822 (+32) cases, or 8%, workplace outbreak
  • 12,360 (+83) cases age 19 to 34, or 26%
  • 8,230 (+51) cases age 45 to 54, or 17%
  • 6,932 (+54) cases ages 35 to 44, or 15%
  • 6,851 (+44) cases age 55 to 64, or 14%
  • 4,154 (+24) cases age 65 to 79, or 9%
  • 3,349 (+19) cases age 4 to 13, or 7%
  • 2,747 (+25) cases age 14 to 18, or 6%
  • 2,100 (+1) cases age 80+, or 4%
  • 970 (+14) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 19,752 (+119) cases, 713 (+0) active
  • Markham 11,454 (+71) cases, 417 (-11) active
  • Richmond Hill 6,788 (+59) cases, 286 (+21) active
  • Newmarket 2,754 (+24) cases, 163 (-11) active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 1,357 (+23) cases, 87 (+14) active
  • Aurora 1,661 (+8) cases, 77 (-7) active
  • Georgina 1,143 (+5) cases, 67 (-5) active
  • East Gwillimbury 1,029 (+10) cases, 57 (+1) active
  • King 1,022 (+2) cases, 23 (-7) active

Ontario (reported at 10:30 a.m. on May 6, for May 5)

  • 483,057 confirmed cases of COVID-19 
  • 3,424 new cases since May 4
  • 84,731 (+2,902) variant cases
    • 83,350 U.K. variant
    • 326 South African variant
    • 1,055 Brazilian variant
  • 26 more deaths, totalling 8,213
  • 440,467 resolved 91.2% of cases
  • 1,964 (-111) cases are hospitalized; 877 (-5) in ICU; 600 (-20) on ventilators
  • 54,118 more tests completed, with 27,286 awaiting results
  • 6.8% positivity

Vaccines

  • 141,038 daily doses administered 
  • 5,740,761 total doses
  • 384,589 completed (people fully vaccinated)

Cases in schools, child care centres

  • 13,646 (+116) cases ages 4 to 8
  • 17,534 (+128) cases ages 9 to 13
  • 17,601 (+141) cases ages 14 to 17

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 1,446 (+1) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 50 (-1) active
  • 848 (+0) outbreaks at retirement homes, 14 (-1) active
  • 544 (+5) outbreaks at hospitals, 43 (+1) active
  • 3,929 (+0) long-term care resident deaths
  • 15,182 (+3) cases are long-term care residents


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