Eight COVID-19 outbreaks at Peel schools and 52 new cases in Mississauga and Brampton

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Published October 21, 2021 at 4:55 pm

There are currently eight active COVID-19 outbreaks at Peel Region elementary schools and 52 new confirmed new cases on Thursday.

Peel Public Health (PPH) has reported 27 of those cases are in Mississauga and another 25 new COVID-19 cases in Brampton.

This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases in the Region to 112,585. Of these cases, 111,256 have recovered while 322 are still pending.

Data from PPH shows more than 3,300 Peel residents have been hospitalized due to COVID-19, and 998 have died.

The Province is reporting 413 new cases on Thursday and four COVID-19 deaths. Since January 15, there have been 9,827 COIVD-19 deaths across Ontario.

The total of new case province-wide has stayed below 500 for over a week

According to PPH, 88 per cent of eligible residents over 12-years-old have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 82.8 per cent have received two doses. More than 5,400 Peel residents have received a third booster dose.

For more information on how to get a COVID-19 vaccine visit www.peelregion.ca.

According to the PPH website, eight elementary schools have active COVID-19 outbreaks which have not yet been decaled over.

  • Brisdale Public School
  • Al-Risala Academy
  • St. Julia Catholic Elementary School
  • The Valleys
  • Bishop Scalabrini
  • Middlebury Public School
  • Sacred Heart Elementary School
  • Edenbrook Hill Public School

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.

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