Ontario schools report over half of total COVID-19 cases are among students

Nov 16 2020, 8:08 am

The Government of Ontario confirms a total of almost 3,400 COVID-19 cases have been reported by schools since mid-September with over half from students.

According to the provincial government, 63 of the new cases are student-related, 14 are staff-related, and 29 are unidentified, making it a total of 106 new cases in 24 hours.

The new total of COVID-19 cases has reached 3,387 since back to school.

There has been a reported 1,143 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 2,244 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 total cases recorded since September, about 56% of cases have been reported from students.

The province also confirms one school closure out of the 683 schools currently reporting cases.

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Government of Ontario

As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 594 total confirmed cases, as well as 108 centres and 432 homes closed.

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Government of Ontario

On Monday, the provincial government confirmed 1,487 new COVID-19 cases, an increase from Sunday’s 1,248 but a decrease from Saturday’s 1,581.

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