New COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon over 200 for second day in a row

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Published December 17, 2021 at 4:35 pm

There were more than 200 new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon again on Friday (Dec. 17) as the province announced new pandemic restrictions coming on the weekend.

Friday’s case count hit 246, up from 218 new cases of the virus on Thursday.

Of those new cases, Peel Public Health (PPH) said 133 new were reported in Mississauga, 96 were in Brampton, and another 17 cases were in Caledon and area.

Premier Doug Ford announced new COVID-19 restrictions starting on Sunday, including a cap on indoor gatherings at 10 people, and capacity limits for indoor settings reduced to 50 per cent

There were more than 3,124 new COVID-19 cases across the province, just one day after experts warned the spread of the new COVID-19 cases in Ontario could hit 10,000 a day by January.

PPH says 91.6 per cent of Peel residents over 12 years old have had at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 88.2 per cent have received two doses.

Some 86 per cent of people over 5 years old have received at least one vaccine shot, and 81.1 per cent have received two doses.

Third dose COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will expand to all Ontarians over the age of 18 starting on Monday if they have already received a second shot at least three months or 84 days prior.

There have been 121,051 cases of COVID-19 across the Region of Peel according to PPH. Of those cases 118,964 have recovered and 1,005 are pending.

PPH said an outbreak of the virus at St. Agnes Separate School in Brampton was declared on Thursday, briging the number of schools in Peel to at least 16.

Here are the schools with active outbreaks:

  • St. Veronica Elementary School – Mississauga
  • Lisgar Middle School – Mississauga
  • Circle of Children Academy – Mississauga
  • Dixie Public School – Mississauga
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Elementary School – Mississauga
  • Tomken Road Middle School – Mississauga
  • St. Martin Secondary School – Mississauga
  • St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre – Mississauga
  • Camilla Rd. Sr. Public School – Mississauga
  • St. Teresa Avila – Mississauga
  • 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

The Peel District School Board said Thursday there were 62 schools in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon with at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in students or staff.

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