Outbreaks at 14 schools in Peel as more than 120 new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon on Tuesday

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Published December 14, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Peel Public Health said there were more than 120 new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon on Tuesday.

Of those new cases, 60 new were reported in Mississauga, 53 in Brampton, and another seven cases in Caledon and area.

There have been 120,436 cases of COVID-19 across the Region of Peel according to PPH. Of those cases 118,760 have recovered and 645 are pending.

The province reported a total of 1,429 new COVID-19 cases across Ontario and five deaths on Tuesday.

The province now requires anyone visiting a long-term care home in Ontario to be fully vaccinated.

Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, said the variant in rapidly becoming the dominant strain in the province, and that the new measures are needed to protect the province’s vulnerable populations.

“It is a threat, and we need to urgently understand its severity and impact on the health system,” Moore said.

Ontario’s Science Advisory Table said on Monday that the number of Omicron variant cases in the province is doubling every three days.

The Region is inching closer to its goal of vaccinating 90 per cent of eligible residents against COVID-19.

PPH said there are outbreaks in at least 14 elementary or private schools in Mississauga, one in Brampton, and one in Caledon:

  • Dixie Public School – Mississauga
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Elementary School – Mississauga
  • Tomken Road Middle School – Mississauga
  • St. Gerard School – Mississauga
  • St Gregory Elementary School – Mississauga
  • St Martin Secondary School – Mississauga
  • St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre – Mississauga
  • Camilla Rd. Sr. Public School – Mississauga
  • St. Teresa Avila – Mississauga
  • Robert H. Lagerquist – Brampton
  • St Josephine Bakhita CES – Brampton
  • É Élém Carrefour des Jeunes – Brampton
  • Lester B Pearson Catholic School – Brampton
  • St. John Paul II CES – Caledon

As of Monday, 90.1 per cent of Peel residents over 12 years old have had at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 86.6 per cent have received two doses.

Anyone over the age of 50 can book their third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The province has said third does shots will be available for anyone over 18 starting Jan. 4.

Appointments can be booked online through the PPH vaccine portal.

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