Ontario reporting 11 new coronavirus cases in schools

Sep 18 2020, 3:43 pm

The Government of Ontario is reporting 11 more COVID-19 cases in schools, making it a total of 72 reported in the province.

In the September 18 update, five of the new cases are student-related, none are staff-related, and six are unidentified.

The numbers are reported daily at 10:30 am on the province’s school and childcare centre coronavirus-tracking website.

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The Government of Ontario

Of the total cases, eight are from the Toronto District School Board.

There are also 12 from Brampton, four from Oakville, and two from Markham.

As for licensed childcare centres, there are also 76 total cases which have seen the closure of 21 centres and 85 homes.

Government of Ontario

In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Premier Doug Ford announced that social gatherings in Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa will be limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.

For those who do not abide by the new gathering rules, fines of a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum amount of $100,000 may soon be handed out to those hosting large social gatherings and $750 for people attending the events.

With the recent jump in cases across the province, more restrictions imposed by the Ford government could be a possibility.

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