The Government of Ontario reports 223 new COVID-19 cases in schools on Wednesday morning, surpassing 6,800 cases since September.
According to the provincial government, 188 cases reported today are student-related, and 34 are staff-related.
The new total has now reached 6,847 since back to school.
There have been 1,771 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 5,076 reported 14 or more days before that.
As for students testing positive, they account for about 69% of total cases reported since September.
The province continues to report 20 school closures out of the 933 schools that have cases.
As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 1,159 total confirmed cases with 182 centres and 485 homes closed.
On Monday, the Toronto District School Board reported a total of nine closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks. Factoring in the winter break, students will return on January 4 to allow Toronto Public Health to investigate the cases at the schools.
The provincial government reported 2,139 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning, marking the second day in a row where cases are above 2,000.