Ontario schools report almost 100 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Oct 29 2020, 7:38 am

The Government of Ontario is reporting 99 more COVID-19 cases in schools in Thursday’s update, surpassing 2,098 school cases since September.

According to the provincial government, 55 of the new cases are student-related, nine are staff-related, and 35 are unidentified.

There has been a reported 923 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 1,175 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.

schools covid-19

Government of Ontario

Out of the 2,098 cases reported since September, about 55% of cases have been reported from students.

There are no school closures to report at this time; however, 581 schools currently have reported cases.

schools covid-19

Government of Ontario

As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 415 total confirmed cases, as well as 91 centres and 387 homes closed.

schools covid-19

Government of Ontario

On Wednesday, the Government of Ontario reported the first 1,000 student cases since back to school season last month.

The province continues to report a significant amount of cases with a reported 934 new coronavirus cases on Thursday morning, a 100-case increase from the 834 on Wednesday.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT