Coronavirus: latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on September 25

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Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Friday:

Ontario Reports 409 New Cases of Coronavirus

Ontario is reporting 409 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 48,905.

According to Friday’s provincial report, 204 new cases were recorded in Toronto, 66 in Peel Region, 33 in York Region and 12 each in Durham Region and Halton Region.

Ontario performed 41,865 tests in 24 hours. However, officials note that some tests missed the day before were included in Friday’s report.

The death toll in the province rose to 2,837 as one additional death was reported.

During that time, 42,169 Ontarians have recovered from COVID-19. The resolved cases increased by 283 from the previous day.

Read more:
Ontario Reports 409 New Coronavirus Cases, Nearly Half in Toronto

Ontario Child Care Centers and Schools

Meanwhile, government figures show there have been a total of 238 school-related COVID-19 cases in Ontario – 110 among students and 50 among staff (78 people have not been identified ). This represents an increase of 29 additional cases since the previous day.

COVID-19 cases currently affect 198 of the province’s 4,828 schools.

Les écoles touchées sont à Toronto, Oakville, Burlington, Halton Hills, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Orangeville, Aurora, Milton, Tottenham, Waterloo, Cambridge, Kitchener, Brantford, Welland, Ancaster, St.Catharines , Balmertown, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Barrie, Orillia, Huntsville, Smith Falls, Amherstburg, New Tecumseth, Thornhill, Maple, Woodbridge, Vaughan, Markham, Londres, Windsor, Embrun, Orléans, Nepean, Clarence-Rockland, Russell, North Grenville , Ottawa, Kemptville, Kingsville, Elmira, Thunder Bay, Red Lake et Pembroke.

Two schools in Ontario are closed following positive cases, the government said.

There have been a total of 109 confirmed cases in daycares and homes – an increase of two more since the previous day.

COVID-19 test available in some pharmacies in the GTA

Starting Friday, September 25, 38 pharmacies in the Toronto area will be able to offer coronavirus testing to those at risk, asymptomatic and by appointment only.

People who have no symptoms – but who are considered at risk of exposure or who work in sensitive settings such as long-term care homes – can be tested by making an appointment at certain pharmacies in the Greater Montreal area. Toronto, in particular in Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga and Markham.

Some of the participating pharmacies include Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, Village Square Pharmacy, and Medicine Shoppe.

Read more:
The 38 pharmacies in the Toronto area where you can get a coronavirus test starting Friday

NOTE: this story will be updated throughout the day.

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