Seventeen Peel schools have COVID-19 outbreaks, more than 250 new cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon

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Published December 20, 2021 at 1:54 pm

There were more than 250 new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon on Monday as the province recorded more than 3,000 new cases across Ontario.

Peel Public Health (PPH) said Monday’s case count came in at 259, which was only a little more than the 246 new cases reported in the Region of Friday.

Of Monday’s new cases, PPH said 138 new were reported in Mississauga, 99 were in Brampton, and another 22 cases were in Caledon and area.

Data from the province showed a province-wide new case count of 3,784 with no deaths on Monday, while there were more than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases reported on Sunday.

The province expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine third dose booster shots on Monday, with anyone over the age of 18 able to book an appointment through the province’s vaccine portal.

But some social media users reported long wait times in the province’s virtual booking que with appointments being booked as far as a month away.

Others reported waiting in the virtual line only to be looped back to the portal’s landing page.

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

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 86.4 per cent of people over 5 years old have received at least one vaccine shot, and 81.2 per cent have received two doses.

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. Martin Secondary School in Mississauga ended on Friday, while a new outbreak was declared at Brampton’s St. John Fisher elementary school, bringing the number of schools with active outbreaks in Peel to at least 17.

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
  • Tomken Road Middle School – Mississauga
  • St. James Catholic Global Learning Centre – 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

The Peel District School Board said last week 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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