Ontario reporting almost 400 coronavirus cases in schools in two weeks

Oct 1 2020, 8:37 am

The Government of Ontario is reporting 65 more coronavirus cases in schools, bringing the total to 448 across the province.

In the October 1 update, 29 of the new cases are student-related, 15 are staff-related, and 21 are unidentified.

The government has also updated its charts, listing number of cases reported in the last 14 days, and those reported more than 14 days ago.

In terms of school-related cases, 387 have been reported in two weeks with an additional 61 cases just days before that.

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

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Government of Ontario

Of the total cases, 94 are in several Toronto schools among students and staff.

Ottawa region schools report 99 cases, the highest amount within the province.

Ottawa Catholic District School Board’ Notre Dame High School is reporting six positive cases among students, marking the highest reported in a single school.

As for GTA schools, 30 are reported from Brampton, 19 from Mississauga, and 12 in Oakville.

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Government of Ontario

Three schools now remain closed due to the ongoing increase in cases reported.

In licensed child care centres, there are now 144 total confirmed cases, as well as 41 centres and 215 homes closed.

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Government of Ontario

As Toronto continues to see an increase in school related cases, the Toronto District School Board has issued an update to their mask guidelines, requiring parents and guardians to wear masks during pick-ups and drop-offs at schools.

The Government of Ontario has confirmed 538 new coronavirus cases on Thursday morning, a slight decrease from Wednesday’s 625.

As cases are currently doubling, climbing in all age groups, Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement on Thursday afternoon, after health officials released COVID-19 modelling data for the second wave on Wednesday.

Heading into October, the province is forecasting 1,000 new daily coronavirus cases in the first half of the month as Ontario’s upward trajectory persists.

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