Spike in new COVID-19 cases across Ontario, 49 new cases reported in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon

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Published November 18, 2021 at 4:23 pm

The number of new COVID-19 cases across Ontario jumped to over 700 on Thursday with 49 new cases reported in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

Peel Public Health (PPH) said there are a reported 30 new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, another 16 in Brampton, and three new cases in Caledon on Thursday.

There have been 118,732 cases of COVID-19 across the Region of Peel according to PPH. Of those cases 117,439 have recovered and 264 are pending.

PPH data shows 1,031 people have died of COVID-19 in Peel.

The province reported a total of 711 new COVID-19 cases across Ontario on Thursday and five new deaths. Thursday’s tally was the highest recorded number of new cases in the province for a single day since September.

There are currently COVID-19 outbreaks at four elementary or private schools in Mississauga, two in Brampton, and three in Caledon:

  • EEC Rene-Lamoureux Elementary School – Mississauga
  • Elite Montessori School (Private) – Mississauga
  • Kaban Montessori School (Private) – Mississauga
  • St. Teresa Avila – Mississauga
  • Mountain Ash Public School – Brampton
  • Tribune Public School – Brampton
  • St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School – Caledon
  • Tony Pontes Public School – Caledon
  • St. Nicholas Elementary School – Caledon

PPH says 89.3 per cent of eligible Peel residents have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine while 85.3 per cent are fully immunized.

There have been more than 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Peel, with more than 14,750 doses in just the last week alone.

Of those who are full vaccinated, 15,915 people have also received a third booster dose.

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

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