Four active school outbreaks and 19 new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga and Brampton

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Published October 26, 2021 at 3:58 pm

The were 269 new COIVD-19 cases reported across Ontario on Tuesday, and 19 of those cases were in Mississauga and Brampton.

According to Peel Public Health (PPH), 10 of the newly reported COVID-19 cases in Peel Region were from Brampton and another nine were from Mississauga.

The province said there were five new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Tuesday for total of 9,852 COVID-19 deaths in Ontario since Jan. 15, 2020.

Of those deaths, 998 have been in Mississauga and Brampton.

Since the start of the pandemic, the Region has recorded 246 institutional outbreaks at long term care facilities, retirement homes and hospitals.

PPH said there are four elementary or private schools in Mississauga and one Brampton elementary school with active COVID-19 outbreaks as of Tuesday:

  • Kaban Montessori School – Mississauga
  • Al-Risala Academy (Private) – Mississauga
  • Ray Underhill Public School – Mississauga
  • 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.

According to PPH, more 1,180,000 individuals in Peel have received two does of a COVID-19 vaccine.

More than 88 per cent of eligible residents over 12-years-old have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 83.4 per cent have received two doses. More than 6,000 Peel residents have also received a third booster dose.

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

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