Over 1,100 Ontario student COVID-19 cases reported in two weeks

Nov 17 2020, 7:59 am

The Government of Ontario confirms a total of over 3,500 COVID-19 cases have been reported by schools since mid-September, with over half from students.

According to the provincial government, 73 of the new cases are student-related, 23 are staff-related, and 37 are unidentified, making it a total of 133 new cases in 24 hours.

The new total of cases has reached 3,518 since back to school.

There has been a reported 1,126 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 2,392 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 670 schools currently reporting cases.

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Government of Ontario

On Monday, the Toronto District School Board kept a Scarborough high school open after reporting 13 students testing positive for COVID-19 at Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Insitute.

As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 614 total confirmed cases, as well as 112 centres and 437 homes closed.

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Government of Ontario

The provincial government confirmed 1,249 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning.

This is a decrease from Monday’s 1,487 and Saturday’s 1,581, which was the highest single-day number since the pandemic began, but a bit of an increase from Sunday’s 1,248.

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