18 Ontario schools closed as COVID-19 cases continue to surpass 100 daily

Dec 14 2020, 7:51 am

The Government of Ontario reports 137 new COVID-19 cases in schools on Monday morning and a total of 18 closures.

According to the provincial government, 114 cases reported today are student-related, and 23 are staff-related.

The new total has now reached 6,356 since back to school.

There have been 1,733 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 4,623 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 68% have been from students.

The province now reports 18 school closures out of the 889 schools that have cases.

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Government of Ontario

As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 1,069 total confirmed cases with 166 centres and 483 homes closed.

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Government of Ontario

On Monday morning, the provincial government reported 1,940 new COVID-19 cases, an increase from Sunday’s 1,677Saturday’s 1,873Friday’s 1,848, but less than Thursday’s record-breaking 1,983.

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