Ontario reports school closure as more students test positive for COVID-19

Nov 5 2020, 4:10 pm

The Government of Ontario is reporting 68 more COVID-19 cases in schools in Thursday’s update, more than half are among students.

According to the provincial government, 37 of the new cases are student-related, seven are staff-related, and 24 are unidentified, totalling 2,543 reported cases since September.

There has been a reported 897 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 1,646 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 2,543 cases reported since September, about 58% of cases have been reported from students.

The province continues to report one school closure out of the 580 schools currently reporting cases.

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Government of Ontario

As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 488 total confirmed cases, as well as 98 centres and 418 homes closed.

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Government of Ontario

On Wednesday, a York Region District School Board public school shut its doors after declaring an outbreak of coronavirus due to several reported cases.

Elder’s Mills P.S in Woodbridge closed on Monday, November 2, after reporting seven positive cases of the virus.

On Thursday morning, the province confirmed 998 new virus cases, slightly more than the previous day.

This is an increase from Monday’s 948, Wednesday’s 987, Sunday’s 977, but a decrease from Tuesday’s 1,050 and Saturday’s 1,015.

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