Ontario schools report decrease in COVID-19 cases in a day

Oct 30 2020, 7:59 am

The Government of Ontario is reporting 61 more COVID-19 cases in schools in Friday’s update, surpassing 2,000 school cases since September.

According to the provincial government, 40 of the new cases are student-related, four are staff-related, and 17 are unidentified.

There has been a reported 889 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 1,270 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 2,159 cases reported since September, about 55.4% of cases have been reported from students.

There are no school closures to report at this time; however, 551 schools currently have reported cases.

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Government of Ontario

As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 424 total confirmed cases, as well as 92 centres and 390 homes closed.

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Government of Ontario

On Friday, the Government of Ontario confirmed 896 new COVID-19 cases, a decrease from the 934 reported on Thursday.

Ontario also reported the first 1,000 student cases since back to school season last month, on Wednesday.

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