Ontario school coronavirus cases reach almost 500 in three weeks

Oct 2 2020, 3:19 pm

The Government of Ontario is reporting 37 more coronavirus cases in schools, bringing the total to 484 across the province.

In the October 2 update, 30 of the new cases are student-related, two are staff-related, and five are unidentified.

There has been a reported 412 school-related cases in just two weeks, with an additional 72 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, 104 are in several Toronto schools among students and staff.

Ottawa region schools report 112 cases, the highest amount within the province.

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

As for GTA schools, 26 are reported from Brampton, 20 from Mississauga, and 10 in Oakville.

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Government of Ontario

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

In licensed child care centres, there are now 156 total confirmed cases, as well as 42 centres and 227 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 reported 732 new coronavirus cases on Friday morning, breaking a record, making it the highest single-day count to date.

Ontario’s new coronavirus cases have seen a significant jump in the last few days as Monday reported the highest daily case numbers at the time with 700Tuesday with 554, Wednesday at 625, and Thursday’s 538.

Heading 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.

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