Over 2,600 student COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario schools

Nov 26 2020, 8:28 am

The Government of Ontario reports over 2,600 student COVID-19 cases in schools in the last three months, with over 1,000 cases that have not been identified.

According to the provincial government, 70 cases reported today are student-related, and 18 are staff-related.

The new total has now reached 4,349 since back to school.

There have been 1,176 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 3,173 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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Out of the total cases recorded since September, about 61% have been from students.

The province now confirms four school closures out of the 679 schools that have cases.

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As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 733 total confirmed cases with 124 centres and 449 homes closed.

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On Thursday, the government of Ontario confirmed 1,478 new COVID-19 cases.

These new numbers are an increase from Wednesday’s 1,373Tuesday’s 1,009, which was low due to “technical issues,” but a decrease from Monday’s record-breaking 1,589, which beat Saturday’s record-breaking 1,588 at the time, and Sunday’s 1,534.

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