Ontario schools report almost 300 new COVID-19 cases

Dec 1 2020, 4:13 pm

The Government of Ontario reports almost 300 new COVID-19 cases in schools from Friday afternoon to Monday afternoon, surpassing 4,800 cases in three months.

According to the provincial government, 253 cases reported today are student-related, and 46 are staff-related. Ontario schools reported 299 total cases.

“Cases reported on this page on Tuesdays include the total number of cases reported from Friday afternoon to Monday afternoon. School boards report to us every weekday from Monday to Friday,” said the provincial government.

The new total has now reached 4,872 since back to school.

There have been 1,353 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 3,519 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 64% have been from students.

The province now reports six school closures out of the 737 schools that have cases.

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Government of Ontario

As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 806 total confirmed cases with 133 centres and 455 homes closed.

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Government of Ontario

Over the weekend, the Toronto District School Board reported almost 20 COVID-19 cases at Thorncliffe Park Public School, resulting in 14 classes being asked to self-isolate.

In a voluntary coronavirus test on asymptomatic individuals, 18 students and one staff member tested positive for the virus.

On Tuesday, the government of Ontario confirmed 1,707 new COVID-19 cases, with more than 700 coming from Toronto.

This is the third day in a row cases are above 1,700 but a decrease from Monday’s 1,746, Sunday’s 1,708Saturday’s 1,822, and Friday’s record-breaking 1,855.

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