New COVID-19 outbreak at Brampton school and 11 new cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon

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Published November 2, 2021 at 4:06 pm

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon almost dipped below double digits on Tuesday.

Peel Public Health (PPH) said there are a reported six new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, another three cases reported in Caledon, and just two in Brampton.

This brings the total for the Region to 117,885 cases. Of these cases, 116,658 have recovered, while 205 are still pending. PPH says a total of 3,489 individuals have been hospitalized because of COVID-19, and 1,023 people have died.

As of Tuesday, 58.5 per cent of cases are in Brampton, 37.1 per cent are in Mississauga, and just 4.2 per cent are in Caledon.

The province is reporting 331 new cases on Monday and seven new deaths.

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

  • Sherwood Heights School (Private) – Mississauga
  • Kaban Montessori School (Private) – Mississauga
  • St. Teresa Avila – Mississauga
  • Castle Oaks Public School – Mississauga
  • St. Jean Brebeuf – Brampton
  • 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.

As of Tuesday, 88.6 per cent of eligible Peel residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 84.1 per cent have been fully immunized. More than 6,922 individuals have also received a third booster dose.

The Region of Peel now requires anyone over the age of 12 show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a valid medical exemption to enter any hockey arenas, fitness centres and other municipal facilities in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

And with flu season fast approaching, the province is urging residents to get a flu shot at the same time as any COVID-19 immunizations.

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

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