Ontario school COVID-19 total cases exceed 3,800

Nov 20 2020, 5:24 pm

The Government of Ontario confirms that over 1,100 COVID-19 cases have been reported in schools within the last two weeks, resulting in total cases exceeding 3,800.

According to the provincial government, 60 new cases are student-related, and 27 are staff-related, marking 87 new cases in 24 hours. There are no unidentified cases in Friday’s update.

The new total has reached 3,803 since back to school.

There has been a reported 1,150 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 2,653 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 total cases recorded since September, about 58% have been reported from students.

The province continues to report three school closures out of the 681 schools that have cases.

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Government of Ontario

Earlier this week, the Toronto District School Board kept a Scarborough high school open after reporting 13 students tested positive for coronavirus at Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Insitute.

As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 663 total confirmed cases and 116 centres and 443 homes closed.

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Government of Ontario

Premier Doug Ford is expected to set new COVID-19 measures and possible lockdowns in hot spot areas on Friday.

As for the entire province, the Ontario government is also extending orders to combat the pandemic for another month under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA) until December 21.

They also confirmed 1,418 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, with almost 800 from Toronto and Peel.

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