Ontario reports 154 new COVID-19 cases in schools

Dec 21 2020, 7:47 am

The Government of Ontario reports 154 new COVID-19 cases in schools on Monday morning, surpassing 7,200 cases since September.

According to the provincial government, 119 cases reported today are student-related, and 35 are staff-related.

The new total has now reached 7,292 since back to school.

There have been 1,844 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 5,448 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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Government of Ontario

As for students testing positive, they account for about 70% of total cases reported since September.

At the moment, the province has not reported a single school closed.

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Government of Ontario

As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 1,219 total confirmed cases with 190 centres and 488 homes closed.

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Government of Ontario

On Monday afternoon, Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement, as additional details are expected to be released regarding lockdown measures in Ontario.

The Ontario government confirmed 2,123 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, a decrease from the 2,316 reported on Sunday.

Cases have been above 2,000 for seven days in a row, with Sunday’s 2,316Saturday’s 2,357Friday’s 2,290, Thursday’s record-breaking 2,432, Wednesday’s 2,139, and Tuesday’s 2,275.

The province is also reporting 1,931 more resolved cases and 25 new deaths.

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