New COVID-19 outbreak at Caledon school, 75 new cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon

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Published December 1, 2021 at 3:53 pm

Another school in Caledon has an active COVID-19 outbreak and Peel Public Health (PPH) said there were dozens of new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

According to PPH, 44 of Wednesday’s new cases were in Brampton, 23 were in Mississauga, and another eight in Caledon.

On Tuesday, Pearson Airport in Mississauga started restricting travel from three more countries after a new COVID-19 was variant identified.

According to Peel’s medical officer of health it’s too early to tell what the discovery of the new Omicron variant of the virus means for residents of Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon.

There have been 119,393 cases of COVID-19 across the Region of Peel according to PPH. Of those cases 117,985 have recovered and 379 are pending.

PPH declare a new outbreak of COVID-19 at St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School in Caledon on Tuesday.

There are currently outbreaks at three elementary or private schools in Mississauga, two in Brampton, and two in Caledon:

  • Kindree Public School – Mississauga
  • St. Joseph Separate School – Mississauga
  • St. Teresa Avila – Mississauga
  • Russell D. Barber Public School – Brampton
  • Tribune Public School – Brampton
  • St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School – Caledon
  • St. Nicholas Elementary School – Caledon

The province reported a total of 780 new COVID-19 cases across Ontario on Wednesday and six more deaths.

Updated numbers from PPH show 1,031 people have died of COVID-19 in Peel, which is a decrease of one person compared to previously reported numbers.

PPH is holding a pediatric vaccine webinar next week so parents can “have their questions answered and concerns addressed.”

The webinar will give parents and caregivers the chance to get information on COVID-19 vaccines in children and ask questions from medical professionals.

PPH says 89.7 per cent of Peel residents over 12 years old have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine while 86.1 per cent are fully immunized.

PPH said more COVID-19 immunizations could reduce the likelihood of additional pandemic restrictions across the Region of Peel this winter.

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