More than 1,000 new COVID-19 in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon

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Published December 23, 2021 at 2:42 pm

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon more than doubled compared to the previous day as the province recorded its highest ever single day case count.

Peel Public Health (PPH) said there were 1,077 new cases of the virus recorded on Thursday in the Region of Peel, up from 454 new infections on Wednesday.

PPH said 577 of the new cases were reported in Mississauga, 425 were in Brampton, and another 75 cases were in Caledon and other areas.

Ontario recorded its highest ever single day COVID-19 case count just one day before Christmas Eve.

The province said there were 5,790 new cases in Ontario and seven deaths on Thursday, which is nearly 3,000 more cases that the previous record of 4,812 infections in a single day reported back in April.

The positivity rate in Ontario is also on the rise, jumping some 10 per cent in just one day up to approximately 16 per cent.

There have been 123,880 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 across the Region of Peel according to PPH. Of those cases 119,711 have recovered and 3,135 are pending.

PPH said there were more than 52,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Peel during the last week, which was 20,000 more doses than the previous week.

This includes approximately 5,700 booster shots each day.

Mississauga Hospital’s vaccine clinic is now reopened and taking appointments only from people to get their third dose of vaccine. The province is also opening a mass vaccination clinic at the International Centre on Airport Rd. in Mississauga.

The most recent numbers from PPH show 91.8 per cent of Peel residents over 12 years old have had at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 88.4 per cent have received two doses.

Some 86.7 per cent of people over 5 years old have received at least one vaccine shot, and 81.4 per cent have received two doses.

PPH said there are outbreaks of the virus in at least 15 schools in the region. Here are the schools with active outbreaks according to PPH:

  • St. Veronica Elementary School – Mississauga
  • Lisgar Middle School – Mississauga
  • É Élém Horizon Jeunesse – Mississauga
  • Circle of Children Academy – Mississauga
  • Dixie Public School – Mississauga
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Elementary School – Mississauga
  • Camilla Rd. Sr. Public School – Mississauga
  • St. Teresa Avila – Mississauga
  • St. John Fisher – Brampton
  • Eldorado Public School – Brampton
  • St. Agnes Separate School – Brampton
  • Robert H. Lagerquist – Brampton
  • St. Josephine Bakhita CES – Brampton
  • É Élém Carrefour des Jeunes – Brampton
  • St. John Paul II CES – Caledon
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