COVID-19 outbreak at Toronto daycare: three more children and five more workers are positive

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TORONTO –
Five other workers and three other children at an emergency day care center in Yorkville tested positive for COVID-19, city officials confirmed on Wednesday.

City medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa said a total of 11 staff and four children from the Jesse Ketchum Early Learning and Child Care Center near Davenport Road and Bay Street have contracted the virus.

Officials previously confirmed that six staff and an eight-month-old child at the daycare were positive for the virus.

The center has been closed since positive test results were confirmed last week. City officials said it would be closed for 14 days.

“My understanding is that everyone is doing well and recovering at home,” said de Villa.

The center is one of seven licensed facilities in Toronto that have been established by the city to provide care for the children of front-line health workers and other essential workers.

The city said it is investigating to try to determine the source of the epidemic at the center.

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