Ontario schools report over 130 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
The Government of Ontario is reporting 134 more COVID-19 cases in schools in Tuesday’s update, almost double the amount from Monday’s numbers.
According to the provincial government, 82 of the new cases are student-related, 13 are staff-related, and 39 are unidentified.
There has been a reported 923 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 1,437 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.
Out of the 2,360 cases reported since September, about 56% of cases have been reported from students.
The province reports one new school closure out of the 578 schools currently reporting cases.
As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 453 total confirmed cases, as well as 98 centres and 397 homes closed.
On Tuesday morning, the province confirmed 1,050 new COVID-19 cases, breaking the record for most single-day cases.
This is an increase from Monday’s 948, Sunday’s 977, and Saturday’s 1,015 — last Sunday saw the previous record-high of 1,042 cases.