Ontario school COVID-19 total cases exceed 3,800


The Government of Ontario confirms that over 1,100 COVID-19 cases have been reported in schools within the last two weeks, resulting in total cases exceeding 3,800.

According to the provincial government, 60 new cases are student-related, and 27 are staff-related, marking 87 new cases in 24 hours. There are no unidentified cases in Friday’s update.

The new total has reached 3,803 since back to school.

There has been a reported 1,150 school-related cases in just two weeks, with 2,653 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.

Out of the total cases recorded since September, about 58% have been reported from students.

The province continues to report three school closures out of the 681 schools that have cases.