Ontario schools report over 3,300 total student COVID-19 cases

Dec 3 2020, 3:47 pm

The Government of Ontario reports 122 new COVID-19 cases in schools on Thursday, surpassing 3,300 student cases in three months.

According to the provincial government, 94 cases reported today are student-related, and 28 are staff-related. Ontario schools reported 299 total cases.

The new total has now reached 5,146 since back to school.

There have been 1,413 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 3,733 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 65% have been from students.

The province reports a total of five school closures out of the 755 schools that have cases.

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Government of Ontario

As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 850 total confirmed cases with 135 centres and 461 homes closed.

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Government of Ontario

On Thursday morning, the provincial government confirmed 1,824 new COVID-19 cases, with more than half from Peel Region and Toronto.

This is an increase from Wednesday’s 1,723Tuesday’s 1,707, Sunday’s 1,708, Monday’s 1,746, and Saturday’s 1,822, but a decrease from Friday’s record-breaking 1,855.

Karen DoradeaKaren Doradea

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