Over 300 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Ontario schools in the last 14 days.

The number was updated by the provincial government on Thursday, just days after in-person learning reopened in Toronto, Peel and York regions.

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312 COVID-19 cases reported in Ontario schools over the last 14 days

Out of these cases, 256 of them were reported to be student-related, with 52 confirmed amongst staff.

An additional four cases were recorded. However, the individuals were not identified. 

Currently, 214 schools have reported cases and four of them are closed. 

The data report comes on the heels of several major announcements regarding the province's strategy to reopen.

Last week, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that schools will delay March Break until April 12, 2021. 

This move is an attempt to curb the rapid spread of new COVID-19 virus variants.