100 school-related coronavirus cases in Ontario reported in a day

Oct 8 2020, 3:01 pm

The Government of Ontario is reporting 100 more coronavirus cases in schools, bringing the total to 822 across the province.

In the October 8 update, 51 of the new cases are student-related, 22 are staff-related, and 27 are unidentified.

There has been a reported 611 school-related cases in just two weeks, and 211 cases reported 14 or more 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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Of the total cases, 169 have been reported in several Toronto schools among students and staff.

The TDSB’s Martingrove Collegiate Institute is reporting eight cases from students, the most in the GTA in a single school.

As for other schools in the region, 35 are reported from Brampton, 29 from Mississauga, and 12 in Oakville.

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Government of Ontario

Two schools remain closed out of the 415 schools with reported cases.

In licensed childcare centres, there are now 216 total confirmed cases, as well as 56 centres and 276 homes closed.

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Government of Ontario

According to the Ontario government; going into October, the province is forecasting 1,000 new daily coronavirus cases in the first half of the month as the second wave pushes Ontario in an upward trajectory.

Despite Wednesday’s numbers showing a drop in cases, Ontario’s daily report has jumped to 797 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday morning, the highest single-day count to date.

On Friday, the record for the largest single-day increase was reached with 732 new cases reported, Saturday saw with 653 cases , Sunday had 556, Monday reported 615, Tuesday saw 548 and Wednesday’s 583.

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