New daily COVID-19 case count in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon jumps to over 300

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Published December 21, 2021 at 1:26 pm

There have been two more COVID-19 related deaths in Peel as the number of new cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon spiked to over 300 on Tuesday.

Peel Public Health (PPH) said there were 327 new cases of the virus recorded on Tuesday, and there have been two more deaths in the Region in the last few days.

Of Tuesday’s new cases, PPH said 179 new were reported in Mississauga, 125 were in Brampton, and another 23 cases were in Caledon and other areas.

Data from the province showed the new case count in all of Ontario was 3,453 with 10 deaths on Tuesday, which is the second day in a row that the province-wide new case count was over 3,000.

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health is scheduled to give a COVID-19 update at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday as the Omicron variant continues to put strain on healthcare resources.

Expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine third dose booster shots have led to a shortage of vaccination appointments in Peel, with PPH saying slots for people 18 and older are booked until the end of January.

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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PPH said there were over 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.

As of Monday afternoon, PPH data showed 91.7 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 86.4 per cent of people over 5 years old have received at least one vaccine shot, and 81.2 per cent have received two doses.

There have been 122,349 cases of COVID-19 across the Region of Peel according to PPH. Of those cases 119,408 have recovered and 1,908 are pending.

PPH said outbreaks of the virus at Tomken Road Middle School and St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre in Mississauga ended on Monday, bringing the number of schools with active outbreaks in Peel to at least 15.

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

On Monday, there were cases COVID-19 reported at 88 public schools in Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon.

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