Ontario reports almost 450 coronavirus cases in schools in two weeks

Oct 5 2020, 2:52 pm

The Government of Ontario is reporting 56 more coronavirus cases in schools, bringing the total to 539 across the province.

In the October 5 update, 31 of the new cases are student-related, eight are staff-related, and 17 are unidentified.

There has been a reported 449 school-related cases in just two weeks, with an additional 90 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.


Government of Ontario

Of the total cases, 116 are in several Toronto schools among students and staff.

Ottawa region schools report 128 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, 29 are reported from Brampton, 22 from Mississauga, and 11 in Oakville.


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 170 total confirmed cases, as well as 44 centres and 233 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.

St. Charles Catholic School in Toronto has recently closed after a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

Ontario is reporting 615 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, an increase from Sunday’s 556, but down from the 653 cases that were reported on Saturday and Friday’s record for the largest single day increase with 732 new cases.

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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