Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Feb. 23

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Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Tuesday.

Survey suggests COVID-19 pandemic taking a toll on Ontario principals

A new survey suggests the pandemic has placed significant pressure on principals at Ontario’s schools, with those at virtual schools feeling the most stressed.

It found that 57 per cent of those surveyed from virtual schools reported their levels of stress were not manageable, and 49 per cent of those from in-person and hybrid schools said the same.

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In a report on the survey, People for Education says principals have become responsible for acting as liaisons with local public health units and implementing new COVID-19 policies at schools.

It says that in many cases, principals are the contact tracers, screeners and translators of rapidly changing government policies.

Read more: Survey suggests COVID-19 pandemic taking a toll on Ontario principals

Status of cases in the GTA

Ontario reported a total of 975 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday.

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Of those:

343 were in Toronto
186 were in Peel Region
89 were in York Region
35 were in Durham Region
27 were in Halton Region

Ontario reports 975 new coronavirus cases, 12 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 975 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 295,119…

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