COVID-19 outbreaks decreasing in Durham Region

The Durham Region COVID-19 Data Tracker website shows there have been 1,226 confirmed cases in Durham Region with 883 cases resolved and 155 deaths.

Within the region, Pickering has the most confirmed cases at 452 and Brock the fewest with three cases.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Durham returned to single digits May 6, marking the first time it had done that since March 28. Today, the region is on pace to remain that way, according to the Durham Region Health Department.

Case status

COVID-19 was first tracked in the region March 6, with two reported cases. Since then, there has been a total of 264 cases in the month of March with a high of 21 cases on March 22.

In April, there were 817 cases with a one-day record high of 51 on April 10.

In May, a total of 113 cases were identified up until May 13, for a total of 1,194 cases overall since the data started getting tracked.

The age group that is affected the most by the sickness ranges from 50-59 for both males and females.

Total results of confirmed cases by gender shows that more females have contracted the virus than males. 751 women have been reported compared to 443 men.

Institutional outbreaks

The stats show that long-term care, retirement homes and hospitals in Durham Region have been dealing with the most outbreaks. They recorded a total of 624 cases with 395 resolved cases and 137 deaths caused by COVID-19.

Exposure sources

The exposure sources, which are the most likely ways to contract the virus, show that the highest number of cases are from residents living in a facility like a long-term care or retirement home, with 441 cases, followed by staff members of those facilities at 289 cases.

There is a total of 185 cases that resulted from close contact with someone who already contracted COVID-19.

The lowest number of cases comes from travel – with only 34 cases. Any case that does not have any of the exposures is categorized as community with 239 cases.