Ontario schools report 10 closures, over 130 new COVID-19 cases

Dec 7 2020, 8:04 am

The Government of Ontario reports 138 new COVID-19 cases in schools on Monday morning, with 10 school closures in the province.

According to the provincial government, 109 cases reported today are student-related, and 29 are staff-related.

The new total has now reached 5,402 since back to school.

There have been 1,526 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 3,876 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 now reports 10 school closures out of the 803 schools that have cases.

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Government of Ontario

As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 893 total confirmed cases with 141 centres and 465 homes closed.

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Government of Ontario

The provincial government reports 1,925 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, breaking the highest-single day since the beginning of the pandemic.

This past weekend saw record-high numbers with Sunday’s 1,924 breaking Saturday’s record 1,859 cases.

Numbers have been over 1,000 for a few weeks with today’s numbers being an increase from Friday’s 1,780Thursday’s 1,824Wednesday’s 1,723Tuesday’s 1,707, Monday’s 1,746, and Sunday’s 1,708.

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