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Over 400 Quebec schools impacted with COVID-19 cases as alert levels rise in parts of the province

Schools in Quebec continue to deal with rising COVID-19 cases and according to a new government document, more than 400 schools have now been effected. 

On Wednesday, the Quebec government released a report which showed the number of diagnosed coronavirus infections among students and staff now stands at 1,047 with 648 active cases. Since the beginning of the school year, 839 students have contracted the virus along with  208 teachers.

A total of 457 schools have seen positive COVID-19 cases.

In addition, the provincial government reported that 359 classes had to stop due to emerging cases with 299 in public schools and 60 in private schools.

On a more positive note, 399 people with positive COVID-19 cases have recovered and returned to school.

Many online have questioned why schools in the province remain open. 

Earlier this week, Quebec raised the alert level for Laval, Outaouais, and Centre-du-Quebec as officials said the second wave of the pandemic is underway in the province. 

To date, Quebec has seen more than 68,000 COVID-19 cases and 5,800 deaths.

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