Coronavirus Canada Updates: COVID-19 cases in Ontario schools and child-care centres as of Feb.3

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Students and staff at some Ontario schools are slowly returning to the classroom following an extended winter break.

Since September 2020, there have been a total of 7,392 lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Ontario schools and 2,259 in licenced child-care facilities.

Feb. 3: Another 15 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ontario schools that are open for in-person learning Tuesday. Nine of those cases were reported in students and six in staff members.

There are currently 42 schools with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19, however no schools are closed as a result.

Meanwhile, 29 more cases were identified in child-care centres. Thirteen of those infections were found in children and 16 in staff members.

At least 168 child-care facilities currently have a confirmed case, 23 of which are closed.

Feb. 2: Another 22 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ontario schools that are open for in-person learning Tuesday. Seventeen of those cases were reported in students and four in staff members. The details of one other case were not disclosed.

There are currently 32 schools with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19, however no schools are closed as a result.

Meanwhile, 39 more cases were identified in child-care centres. Sixteen of those infections were found in children and 23 in staff members.

At least 176 child-care facilities currently have a confirmed case, 23 of which are closed.

Feb. 1: As of today, schools in northern Ontario and seven public health units in southern Ontario have returned to in-person learning. Parents in the regions of Toronto, Peel, York, Windsor-Essex and Hamilton were previously told their children would not be returning to the classroom until at least Feb. 10.

There were 43 new cases of COVID-19 reported in schools across Ontario in the past two weeks. Of those cases, 14 were reported in students and four were reported in staff members. The details of 25 other cases were not released.

As of Monday, there are 20 schools in the province with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19. One school is closed.

Meanwhile, 338 more infections were found in Ontario child-care centres in the last two weeks. One hundred and seventy of those cases were recorded in children and 168 were recorded in staff members.

At least 116 of those facilities have reported a confirmed case of the disease. Twenty of those centres are closed as a result.

How many cases in schools for 2020: Between September 2020 and the December holiday break, provincial officials confirmed more than 7,200 COVID-19 infections in schools and more than 1,200 in licenced child-care facilities.

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