Coronavirus Canada updates: More than 400 students in Quebec contract COVID-19 since reopening

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ottawa has highest rate of residents testing positive for COVID-19 in Ontario
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ottawa has highest rate of residents testing positive for COVID-19 in Ontario

Quebec announced on Friday that 44 more students and 10 staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

There are now 272 schools (out of 2,685) that have had a reported case, up by 25 compared to the previous day. Throughout those institutions, there are now 401 students and 106 staff members that have contracted the virus since schools reopened Aug. 27. At least 189 class bubbles so far have been sent home and asked to learn remotely, up by 16 since Thursday’s report.

Quebec health officials announced 297 new cases of COVID-19, which marks the eighth straight day that it has reported more than 200 cases. The last time it had a similar stretch was in early June.

In the same 24-hour stretch, no one has died, but officials added one more death to its death toll (5,792), which occurred on an unknown date, according a press release. Two-hundred and six more cases have been marked resolved, meaning there are now 2,643 active cases in the province.

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