The government of Ontario has created an online portal so that you can learn about coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Ontario schools and what happens if an outbreak is confirmed at your school. Data is published on weekdays at 10:30 a.m.
As per an update on September 29, 2020:
The Government of Ontario is reporting 63 more coronavirus cases in schools, bringing the total to 307 reported in the province.
According to the new website that tracks COVID-19 cases in schools and childcare centres, as of 10:30 a.m. on September 29, Ontario’s Ministry of Health is reporting 307 cumulative cases of COVID-19 among staff and students at publicly-funded schools.
According to the data posted on the website, 249 schools have reported cases so far, one school closed due to the cases reported. More than half of all confirmed cases have been linked to schools in the GTA. On September 14, fifteen schools were reporting COVID-19 cases, whereas, by September 29, this number has now risen to 249 schools.
As for GTA schools, 23 are reported from Brampton, 16 from Mississauga, and 9 from Oakville.
Where the numbers come from
Every day, schools, child care centres and licensed home child care agencies report to the Ministry of Education on children, students and staff that have positive cases of COVID-19.
The article is updated based on the data available on September 29 at 10:30 a.m. Visit the website for more details.
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