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

15 new cases in Newmarket, 10 more workplace outbreak cases, 136 of 158 active cases are variants; York Region confirms 287 new cases, 4 more variant deaths; Ontario reports 3,166 new cases, which may be under reported, and 23 more deaths
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Newmarket (reported Thursday, May 6 at 5 p.m.)

  • 2,769 cases of COVID-19 
  • 15 more cases since May 5
  • 935 variant cases, 136 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
    • 886 (+35) lineage not yet determined: 398 close contact, 370 local transmission, 68 workplace, 14 school, 25 institutional outbreak, 1 travel)
  • 2,565 cases resolved
  • 158 (-5) 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)
  • 2 (-1) child care centre outbreak
    • 7-day outbreak closed May 6 at Magic Balloon Child Care Centre (4 children, 2 staff)
    • Outbreak declared April 28 at Kidz R Us (6 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. (2 (+1) staff)
    • Surveillance declared April 27 at Canadian Martyrs C.E.S. (1 staff)
  • 377 tests on May 4, 16 positive (4.2% positivity)

The Nitty Gritty 

  • 1,191 (+6) cases close contact, or 43%
  • 824 (+6) cases community transmission, or 30%
  • 390 (+2) cases institutional outbreak, or 14%
  • 53 (-9) cases under investigation, or 2%
  • 24 (+0) cases travel, or 1%
  • 235 (+10) cases workplace outbreak, or 8%
  • 700 (+4) cases age 19 to 34, 25%
  • 479 (+2) cases age 35 to 44, or 17%
  • 445 (+4) cases age 45 to 54, or 16%
  • 369 (+1) cases age 55 to 64, or 13%
  • 226 (+2) cases age 65 to 79, or 8%
  • 187 (+1) cases age 4 to 13, or 7%
  • 155 (+1) cases age 14 to 18, or 5%
  • 134 (+0) cases age 80+, or 5%
  • 78 (+0) cases age 0 to 3, or 3%

York Region (reported Thursday, May 6 at 5 p.m.) in stay-at-home order, state of emergency, new restrictions 

  • 47,974 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 287 new cases since May 5
  • 14,272 variant cases, 1,233 active, 72 deaths
    • 656 (+0) B.1.1.7 U.K. 
    • 18 (+1) B.1.351 South Africa 
    • 2 (+0) B.1.617 India
    • 116 (+0) P.1 Brazil
    • 13,480 (+288) lineage not yet determined
  • 45,475 cases resolved
  • 1,871 (-65) active cases
  • 4 more deaths, totalling 628
    • A 62-year-old Vaughan woman passed away April 30 at Vaughan Cortellucci Hospital, Vaughan (Exposure close contact)
    • A 73-year-old Markham woman passed away April 28 at Markham Stouffville Hospital, Markham (Exposure close contact)
    • A 65-year-old Richmond Hill woman passed April 30 at Royal Victoria Health Centre, Barrie (Exposure local transmission)
    • A 69-year-old Markham man passed away May 3 at Markham Stouffville Hospital, Markham (Exposure outbreak Markham Stouffville Hospital)
  • 473 (+0) workplace outbreaks, 21 (+1) active, 4,145 (+10) cases 

Recovery Measures

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

  • 490,002 total doses
  • 464,714 residents with 1 dose
  • 91.3% ages 80+ with at least 1 dose
  • 89.4% ages 75-79 with at least 1 dose
  • 83.2% ages 70-74 with at least 1 dose
  • 79.5% ages 65-69 with at least 1 dose
  • 71.6% ages 60-64 with at least 1 dose
  • 57.0% ages 55-59 with at least 1 dose
  • 51.3% ages 50-54 with at least 1 dose
  • 47.5% ages 45-49 with at least 1 dose
  • 44.2% ages 40-44 with at least 1 dose
  • 31.8% ages 35-39 with at least 1 dose

Cases in schools, child care centres

  • 2,263 (+10) cases
  • 1,591 (+2) student cases
  • 672 (+8) staff cases
  • 131 (+0) school outbreaks, 1 (+0) are active
  • 670 (+1) school surveillances, 10 (+0) are active
  • 103 (+1) child care setting outbreaks, 16 (-1) are active 

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 319 (+1) institutional outbreaks, 18 (+1) active
    • Outbreak #2 declared May 6 at 360 Kids Youth Drop-In Centre, Richmond Hill (1 staff)

 ​​Nitty Gritty

  • 21,464 (+119) cases, or 45%, close contact
  • 15,947 (+87) cases, or 33%, community transmission
  • 4,254 (+14) cases, or 9%, institutional outbreak
  • 968 (-28) cases, or 4%, under investigation
  • 420 (-7) cases, or 1%, travel
  • 3,916 (+94) cases, or 8%, workplace outbreak
  • 12,440 (+80) cases age 19 to 34, or 26%
  • 8,286 (+56) cases age 45 to 54, or 17%
  • 6,982 (+50) cases ages 35 to 44, or 15%
  • 6,887 (+36) cases age 55 to 64, or 14%
  • 4,175 (+21) cases age 65 to 79, or 9%
  • 3,366 (+17) cases age 4 to 13, or 7%
  • 2,756 (+9) cases age 14 to 18, or 6%
  • 2,103 (+3) cases age 80+, or 4%
  • 979 (+9) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 19,875 (+123) cases, 696 (-17) active
  • Markham 11,518 (+67) cases, 410 (-7) active
  • Richmond Hill 6,822 (+34) cases, 265 (-21) active
  • Newmarket 2,769 (+15) cases, 158 (-5) active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 1,362 (+5) cases, 80 (-7) active
  • Aurora 1,673 (+12) cases, 78 (+1) active
  • Georgina 1,153 (+11) cases, 69 (+2) active
  • East Gwillimbury 1,035 (+6) cases, 55 (-2) active
  • King 1,025 (+3) cases, 14 (-9) active

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

  • 486,223 confirmed cases of COVID-19 
  • 3,166 new cases since May 5 (may not include all cases due to technical issue)
  • 88,282 (+3,551) variant cases
    • 86,846 U.K. variant
    • 367 South African variant
    • 1,069 Brazilian variant
  • 23 more deaths, totalling 8,236
  • 444,342 resolved 91.4% of cases
  • 1,924 (-40) cases are hospitalized; 853 (-19) in ICU; 611 (+11) on ventilators
  • 51,338 more tests completed, with 25,957 awaiting results
  • 6.8% positivity

Vaccines

  • 144,724 daily doses administered 
  • 5,885,485 total doses
  • 387,484 completed (people fully vaccinated)

Cases in schools, child care centres

  • 13,759 (+113) cases ages 4 to 8
  • 17,636 (+102) cases ages 9 to 13
  • 17,722 (+121) cases ages 14 to 17

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 1,447 (+1) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 50 (+0) active
  • 849 (+1) outbreaks at retirement homes, 14 (+0) active
  • 545 (+1) outbreaks at hospitals, 39 (-4) active
  • 3,931 (+2) long-term care resident deaths
  • 15,191 (+9) cases are long-term care residents


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