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Covid-19 infections are rapidly rising in Ontario schools

Covid-19 infections are rapidly rising in Ontario schools: with the last 132, they have reached 10,882. Peel Region is on alert: there are 10 schools closed due to a virus outbreak. The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board shuttered three elementary schools as of Friday: San Lorenzo Ruiz, St. Cornelius and St. John the Baptist elementary. St. Sofia School in Mississauga is among the schools that have been closed for longer. It’s reporting 10 students and five staff members who are ill with Covid-19: one other staff member also needed to go to the hospital due to COVID-19 complications.

An in-depth analysis of the situation will follow in the afternoon.