Another 16 new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon
Published November 8, 2021 at 5:24 pm
Peel Public Health (PPH) said there are a reported nine new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, another five in Brampton, and just two cases in Caledon on Monday.
According to PPH, there have been 118,332 cases of COVID-19 across the Region of Peel. 58.5 per cent of cases are in Brampton, 37.2 per cent are in Mississauga, and just 4.2 per cent are in Caledon.
PPH says a total of 3,497 individuals have been hospitalized in Peel because of COVID-19, and 1,028 people have died.
The province reported a total of 480 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and two new deaths.
PHP said 88.9 per cent of eligible Peel residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 84.6 per cent have been fully immunized.
More than 9,100 individuals have also received a third booster dose.
The province expanded eligibility for booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to high-risk individuals starting on Saturday.
Healthcare workers, people over 70 and essential care givers can start booking their COVID-19 booster shots if at least six months have passed since their last dose.
Individuals who received two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine are also eligible for the booster starting on Saturday.
Boosters can be booked online through the province’s COVID-19 vaccination portal.
And with flu season fast approaching, the province is urging residents to get a flu shot at the same time as any COVID-19 immunizations.
PPH said there are four elementary or private schools in Mississauga and three in Brampton with active COVID-19 outbreaks as of Monday:
- Elite Montessori School (Private) – Mississauga
- Sherwood Heights School (Private) – Mississauga
- Kaban Montessori School (Private) – Mississauga
- St. Teresa Avila – Mississauga
- Castle Oaks Public School – Brampton
- St. Jean Brebeuf – Brampton
- Tribune Public School – Brampton
An outbreak in a school is defined as two or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students, staff or providers with an epidemiological link within a 14-day period where at least one case could have acquired infection in the school.
The Region of Peel now requires anyone over the age of 12 show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a valid medical exemption to enter any hockey arenas, fitness centres and other municipal facilities in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.
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