More than 450 new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, nearly 4,400 new cases in Ontario

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Published December 22, 2021 at 12:54 pm

There were nearly 1,000 more new COVID-19 cases across Ontario on Wednesday compared to Tuesday’s count as more than 450 cases were recorded in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon alone.

Peel Public Health (PPH) said there were 454 new cases of the virus recorded on Wednesday in the Region of Peel.

PPH said 246 of the new cases on Wednesday were reported in Mississauga, 168 were in Brampton, and another 40 cases were in Caledon and other areas.

Wednesday’s data from the province showed the new case count in all of Ontario was 4,383 with nine deaths, which reportedly made for the highest single day case count in the province since April 23.

The overwhelming demand for COVID-19 vaccine third dose booster shots led to a shortage of vaccination appointments in Peel, with PPH saying slots for people 18 and older are booked until February.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Peel’s Medical Officer of Health Lawrence Loh said younger people should consider holding off booking appointments for third doses “and instead helping your older friends and family access a booster appointment as soon as possible.”

A scare about a reported COVID-19 vaccine scam in Mississauga on Wednesday turned out to be due to premature website launch for an up-coming mass vaccination clinic.

New COVID-19 restrictions came in on Sunday, including a cap on indoor gatherings at 10 people, and capacity limits for indoor settings reduced to 50 per cent.

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There have been 122,803 cases of COVID-19 across the Region of Peel according to PPH. Of those cases 119,533 have recovered and 2,236 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.

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 86.5 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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