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

11 more cases in Newmarket, active cases drop below 100, while positivity jumps to 11.5%; York Region reports 85 new cases, active cases drop to 837, as positivity is high at 9.9%; Ontario reports 1,039 new cases, 33 more deaths, 19,026 active cases, as testing numbers plunge
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York Region Public Health has confirmed with Public Health Ontario Laboratories a number of positive test results have been reclassified to negative, according to region spokesperson Patrick Casey. As a result, these cases have been removed from the overall case count and outbreaks. These cases were fully investigated and all contacts traced at the time of initial case confirmation. Public Health continues to investigate and determine the exact number of cases involved.  

Also, workplace outbreak data has not been updated due to a technical issue and will continue to show data as of Saturday, May 22 at 5 p.m until the issue is resolved. York Region cases related to these outbreaks continue to be fully investigated and all contacts traced.

Newmarket (reported Monday, May 24 at 5 p.m.)

  • 3,075 cases of COVID-19 
  • 11 more cases since May 23
  • 1,207 variant cases, 93 active
    • 40 (+0) B.1.1.7. U.K.; 28 close contact, 6 local transmission, 5 workplace
    • 3 (+3) B.1.351 South Africa: 1 close contact, 2 local transmission
    • 13 (+1) P.1 Brazil; 2 close contact, 6 local transmission, 3 workplace, 2 school
    • 1,151 lineage not yet determined: 543 close contact, 457 local transmission, 87 workplace, 14 school, 35 institutional outbreak, 2 travel)
  • 2,934 cases resolved
  • 93 (-4) active cases
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 48
  • 3 (+0) child care centre outbreak
    • Outbreak declared May 19 at Private Home Day Care #20 (7 (+4) children, 1 (+1) staff)
    • Outbreak declared May 17 at Znaika Home Day Care (1 child, 1 staff)
    • Outbreak declared May 14 at Newmarket Cooperative Nursery School, Park Avenue (7 children)
  • 222 tests on May 22, 14 positive (11.5% positivity)

The Nitty Gritty (since May 21)

  • 1,360 (+36) cases close contact, or 44%
  • 934 (+10) cases community transmission, or 30%
  • 391 (+5) cases institutional outbreak, or 13%
  • 55 (+1) cases under investigation, or 2%
  • 25 (+0) cases travel, or 2%
  • 258 (+4) cases workplace outbreak, or 8%
  • 778 (+9) cases age 19 to 34, 25%
  • 531 (+11) cases age 35 to 44, or 18%
  • 488 (+6) cases age 45 to 54, or 16%
  • 408 (+6) cases age 55 to 64, or 13%
  • 239 (+3) cases age 65 to 79, or 8%
  • 218 (+5) cases age 4 to 13, or 7%
  • 177 (+6) cases age 14 to 18, or 6%
  • 138 (+0) cases age 80+, or 4%
  • 87 (+0) cases age 0 to 3, or 3%

York Region (reported Monday, May 24 at 5 p.m.)

  • 51,424 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 85 new cases since May 23
  • 17,205 variant cases, 837 active, 93 deaths
    • 679 (+20) B.1.1.7 U.K. 
    • 45 (+19) B.1.351 South Africa 
    • 2 (+0) B.1.617 India
    • 1 (+0) B.617.1 India
    • 1 (+1) B.617.2 India
    • 264 (+56) P.1 Brazil
    • 16,203 (+374) lineage not yet determined
  • 49,931 cases resolved
  • 837 active cases
  • 0 more deaths, totalling 656
  • 514 workplace outbreaks, 34 (+2) active, 4,682 (+63) cases 

Recovery Measures 

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

  • 8,665 vaccinated May 23
  • 681,961 (56.0% of total population) at least 1 dose
  • 38,475 fully vaccinated people
  • 69.2% proportion of eligible residents (18+) at least 1 dose 

Cases in schools, child care centres

  • 2,346 (+0) cases
  • 1,667 (+12) student/child cases
  • 697 (+6) staff cases
  • 132 (+0) school outbreaks, 0 (+0) are active
  • 673 (+1) school surveillances, 3 (+1) are active
  • 124 (+3) child care outbreaks, 16 (+0) are active 

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 327 (+3) institutional outbreaks, 13 (+1) active
    • Outbreak closed May 24 at Christian Horizon Weldrick, Richmond Hill

 ​​Nitty Gritty (since May 21)

  • 23,120 (+251) cases, or 45%, close contact
  • 17,669 (+168) cases, or 34%, community transmission
  • 4,113 (+23) cases, or 8%, institutional outbreak
  • 814 (-6) cases, or 2%, under investigation
  • 426 (+1) cases, or 1%, travel
  • 918 school-related (2%)
  • 4,274 (+47) cases, or 8%, workplace outbreak
  • 13,423 (+128) cases age 19 to 34, or 26%
  • 8,835 (+73) cases age 45 to 54, or 17%
  • 7,565 (+75) cases ages 35 to 44, or 15%
  • 7,269 (+59) cases age 55 to 64, or 14%
  • 4,398 (+31) cases age 65 to 79, or 9%
  • 3,657 (+54) cases age 4 to 13, or 7%
  • 3,028 (+54) cases age 14 to 18, or 6%
  • 2,162 (+7) cases age 80+, or 4%
  • 1,087 (+7) cases age 0 to 3, or 2%

Around the region:

  • Vaughan 21,257 (+42) cases, 381 cases in last 7 days, 344 (-85) active
  • Markham 12,293 (+11) cases, 169 cases in last 7 days, 145 (-23) active
  • Richmond Hill 7,292 (+9) cases, 140 cases in last 7 days, 122 (-13) active
  • Newmarket 3,075 (+11) cases, 91 cases in last 7 days, 93 (-4) active
  • Aurora 1,796 (+5) cases, 44 cases in last 7 days, 39 (-6) active
  • King 1,092 (+3) cases, 22 cases in last 7 days, 22 (+1) active
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville 1,469 (+0) cases, 20 cases in last 7 days, 20 (-7) active
  • East Gwillimbury 1,113 (+1) cases, 25 cases in last 7 days, 19 (-4) active
  • Georgina 1,243 (+2) cases, 22 cases in last 7 days, 18 (-6) active

Ontario (reported at 10:30 a.m. on May 25, for May 24)

  • 524,950 confirmed cases of COVID-19 
  • 1,039 new cases since May 23
  • 123,409 (+4,777 since May 21) variant cases
    • 120,130 U.K. variant
    • 817 South African variant
    • 2,462 Brazilian variant
  • 33 more deaths, totalling 8,655
  • 94.7% of cases resolved
  • 1,025 cases are hospitalized; 692 in ICU; 498 on ventilators (About 10% of hospitals did not submit data)
  • 16,857 more tests completed, with 7,450 awaiting results
  • 6.4% positivity

Vaccines

  • 86,927 daily doses administered 
  • 8,251,642 total doses
  • 544,288 completed (people fully vaccinated)

Cases in schools, child care centres

  • 15,237 (+45) cases ages 4 to 8
  • 19,253 (+41) cases ages 9 to 13
  • 19,558 (+51) cases ages 14 to 17

Institutional Outbreaks

  • 1,469 (+2) outbreaks at long-term care homes, 28 active
  • 868 (+1) outbreaks at retirement homes, 17 active
  • 559 (+0) outbreaks at hospitals, 22 active
  • 3,948 (+1) long-term care resident deaths
  • 15,288 (+2) cases are long-term care residents