The Government of Ontario is reporting 72 more COVID-19 cases in schools in Monday’s update, totalling 1,770 across the board.
According to the provincial government, 39 of the new cases are student-related, four are staff-related, and 29 are unidentified.
There has been a reported 866 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 904 cases reported 14 or more days before that.
Out of the 1,770 cases reported since September, about 56% of cases have been reported from students.
There are no school closures to report at this time; however, 548 schools currently have reported cases.
As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 364 total confirmed cases, as well as 86 centres and 367 homes closed.
The province confirmed 851 new COVID-19 cases on Monday morning, a decrease from the record-high numbers reported on Sunday.
On Sunday, Ontario recorded 1,042, the highest count to date in the pandemic.
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Despite efforts from the government implementing modified restrictions, Toronto’s coronavirus positivity rate is almost double of the “high alert” range that is used by Ontario.
It has been noted that 2.5% is the “high alert” range for Ontario and, according to Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa, the percentage of positive cases per 100 people tested in a week is at 4.4%, for the October 11 to October 17.