Forty new COVID-19 cases and one new school outbreak in Mississauga and Brampton

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Published October 22, 2021 at 2:38 pm

People walk by a COVID-19 vaccination sign in Montreal, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. Pfizer says it has submitted preliminary research on the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine in children aged five to 11 to Health Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

There are another 40 new COVID-19 cases in Peel on Friday and one new outbreak at a Brampton elementary school

Peel Public Health (PPH) has reported 27 new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga and another 13 new cases in Brampton.

Tribune Public School in Brampton declared a new COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday, while The Valleys school and Middlebury Public School have each resolved separate outbreaks of the virus.

So far the total of confirmed and probable cases in the Region sits at 112,625. Of these cases, 111,309 have recovered while 319 are still pending.

According to PPH, 88.1 per cent of eligible residents over 12-years-old have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 83 per cent have received two doses. More than 5,704 Peel residents have received a third booster dose.

Trillium Health Partners (THP) said on Friday that some 95 per cent of staff at Mississauga’s hospitals are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Oakville MP and Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand announced Thursday that Canada will be receiving 2.9 million doses of Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine.

The shipment of COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 years old will arrive shortly after its approval from Health Canada.

For more information on how to get vaccinated against COVID-19 visit www.peelregion.ca.

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