Over 4,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario schools

Nov 24 2020, 8:09 am

The Government of Ontario reports almost 300 COVID-19 cases in Tuesday’s update, surpassing 4,000 total cases in schools in the last three months.

In Tuesday’s update, 270 new cases have been reported. According to the provincial government, 223 cases are student-related, and 47 are staff-related.

The new total has reached 4,170 since back to school.

“Cases reported on this page on Tuesdays include the total number of cases reported from Friday afternoon to Monday afternoon,” states the provincial government.

There has been a reported 1,133 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 2,737 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 60% have been reported from students.

The province now reports four school closures out of the 703 schools that have cases.

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Government of Ontario

As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 698 total confirmed cases and 120 centres and 447 homes closed.

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Government of Ontario

As of Monday, both Toronto and Peel regions are under Lockdown level measures for the next 28 days as the province continues to report over 1,000 new cases daily. Increases in daily case numbers have been more prominent in the GTA region.

The new restrictions are meant to prevent a province-wide lockdown, said Premier Doug Ford on Friday as he announced the new measures.

On Tuesday, the provincial government reported 1,009 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest number in over a week.

This is 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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