Ontario schools report over 1,000 COVID-19 cases in two weeks

Nov 12 2020, 8:10 am

The Government of Ontario is reporting 103 more COVID-19 cases in schools in Thursday’s update, reaching a new high of daily cases.

According to the provincial government, 51 of the new cases are student-related, 14 are staff-related, and 38 are unidentified, adding to the new total of 3,166 reported cases since September.

There has been a reported 1,046 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 2,120 cases 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 3,166 cases recorded since September, about 57% of cases have been reported from students.

The province also confirms one school closure out of the 653 schools currently reporting cases.

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Government of Ontario

As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 557 total confirmed cases, as well as 107 centres and 428 homes closed.

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Government of Ontario

On Thursday morning, the province confirmed 1,575 new COVID-19 cases, breaking a record-high for the third day in a row.

The province broke its previous single-day record-high on Wednesday with 1,426.

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