Over 1,000 Ontario students have tested positive for COVID-19

Oct 27 2020, 7:51 am

The Government of Ontario is reporting 144 more COVID-19 cases in schools in Tuesday’s update, making it a total of 1,063 students testing positive since September.

According to the provincial government, 82 of the new cases are student-related, 12 are staff-related, and 50 are unidentified.

There has been a reported 932 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 978 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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Government of Ontario

Out of the 1,910 cases reported since September, about 56% of cases have been reported from students.

There are no school closures to report at this time; however, 593 schools currently have reported cases.

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Government of Ontario

As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 390 total confirmed cases, as well as 88 centres and 370 homes closed.

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Government of Ontario

The Toronto District School Board shared that more than 5,000 students have fallen short of their projections for both in-person and online learning for this school year.

In an email sent to Daily Hive, the TDSB confirmed that approximately 5,500 students aren’t enrolled this year, which also affects provincial funding.

“We are approximately 5,500 students short of our projections and that equates to approximately $41.8 million in provincial funding,” said a TDSB spokesperson.

The province confirmed 827 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday morning, a slight decrease from Monday’s case count. Out of the total number of cases, 355 are in Toronto.

On Sunday, Ontario recorded 1,042, the highest count to date in the entire pandemic.

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