Ontario reports 30 more students with COVID-19 in latest daily report

The number of new COVID-19 cases in public schools across the province has jumped by 37 from the previous day, to a total of 412 in the last two weeks.

In its latest data released Friday morning, the province reported 30 more students were infected for a total of 237 in the last two weeks; since school began there have been overall total of 263.

The data shows there are two more staff members for a total of 61 in the last two weeks — and an overall total of 84.

The latest report also shows five more individuals who weren’t identified for a total of 114 in that category — and an overall total of 137.

There are 318 schools with a reported case, which the province notes is 6.59 per cent of the 4,828 public schools in Ontario.

Three schools are currently closed, according to the Ministry of

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Two Toronto nursing homes are the hardest hit LTC facilities by COVID-19 in Ontario, according to latest report

Two nursing homes in Toronto appear to be among the hardest hit long-term-care facilities by a COVID-19 outbreak, in the latest numbers released by the province Saturday morning.

The 108-bed Fairview Nursing Home, near Dufferin Street and Dundas Street West, reported 42 residents and 12 staff members testing positive, making it Ontario’s largest active outbreak at an LTC home. Less than five deaths have been reported, although it’s not clear why there isn’t a more exact figure.

The 130-bed Vermont Square nursing home on Bathurst Street, north of Bloor Street West, reported an active outbreak with 35 confirmed cases — 25 residents and 10 staff. No deaths have been reported there.

The province has a total of 45 LTC homes with active coronavirus outbreaks, according to its latest data Saturday morning.

An active COVID-19 outbreak indicates that the home has at least one lab confirmed case of COVID-19 (in resident

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Sonoma County Glass Fire Latest: 46K Acres Burned, 2% Contained

SONOMA COUNTY, CA — The Glass Fire continued to grow Tuesday in Napa and Sonoma counties, engulfing 46,600 acres by 7 p.m. with 2 percent containment.

“Firefighters continue to focus on structure defense in both Sonoma and Napa Countiestoday while also building and reinforcing containment lines,” Cal Fire’s Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit said in an evening update. “Changing winds led to some areas of increased fire activity. Some evacuations in the City of Santa Rosa were downgraded. Firefighters will continue to aggressively fight the fire overnight. Aircraft operations were inhibited by smoky conditions and poor visibility. Hot dry weather is anticipated over the next several days.”

Some 22,310 structures remain threatened by the Glass, Shady and Boysen fires burning in the two North San Francisco Bay Area counties. Cal Fire confirmed at least 52 residences have been destroyed by the blaze in Napa County, while 28 homes have been lost in Sonoma

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Architect And Designer Scott Gillen’s Latest Home In The Malibu Series, Case No. 3, Hits Market For $75 Million

Malibu designer and architect magnate Scott Gillen is disrupting the real-estate industry one multimillion-dollar home at a time.

Gillen, a former stunt driver and commercial director, founded UnvarnishedCo., a unique brokerage that conceptualizes, builds and lists homes. He personally directs, designs and develops each home and brings in Los Angeles’ top real-estate agents to close sales. Gillen has developed more than 30 homes for wealthy Los Angeles residents, yet it’s his most recent project, The Malibu Series, the most exclusive private residential development in the country, that is making headlines.

In 2017, Gillen purchased 24 acres of undeveloped, oceanfront land in Malibu for a record-breaking $50 million. He is transforming this land into The Malibu Series, a 15-home package of architecturally significant properties, which will be worth more than $500 million once complete. Properties within

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The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California | National News

On Tuesday, state officials said the Augusta University Healthcare system in Georgia failed to report the results of 15,000 coronavirus tests on South Carolina residents from May to September. About 2,000 of those were positive.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa has reported a jump of 1,086 new coronavirus cases, the second consecutive day of new cases exceeding 1,000.

Four more people died, pushing the state’s death toll from the virus to 1,303.

Data from state health and education departments released Friday indicate the virus is circulating in schools and nursing homes.

The report says 6,917 children under age 17 in Iowa have tested positive for the virus, an increase of more than 800 in a week. It also shows 3,372 educators testing positive.

The state also reports 50 nursing homes in Iowa have an outbreak of the virus, with more than 1,000 residents testing positive currently.

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas

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Dash Financial Is Said to Be the Latest Fintech Up for Sale

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The private-equity firm Flexpoint Ford has put Dash Financial Technologies up for sale, four people familiar with the matter said.

Dash is expected to sell for $700 million to $1 billion, two of the people said.

Jefferies Financial Group

is advising on the process, the people said.

It is the latest fintech company to go up for sale. Barron’s has previously reported that Tribute Technology, which provides software to funeral homes that lets them offer payments and e-commerce, is on the block and seeking more than $1 billion. And Evertec (ticker: EVTC), which offers merchant acquiring and payments in 26 countries throughout Latin America, has hired Goldman Sachs to find a buyer.

Based in New York, Dash provides multi-asset trading technology and execution services platforms. The company was formed in 2017, when Dash merged with LiquidPoint, a unit of Convergex Group, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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The Latest: NYC restates virus rules for private schools

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A cemetery worker digs a grave in a section of the Valle de Chalco Municipal Cemetery which opened early in the coronavirus pandemic to accommodate the surge in deaths, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.

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NEW YORK — New York City’s health commissioner has issued an order reiterating that private schools in some neighborhoods have to follow pandemic safety protocols.

The directive comes amid concerns about an uptick in coronavirus cases in certain Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish populations.

The order says that nonpublic schools in the specified areas must maintain six feet of distance between people and that face coverings are required in all buildings.

New York City’s current overall infection rate remains low, but official figures indicate the affected neighborhoods accounted for 20% of the city’s coronavirus cases in recent weeks.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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The Latest: Coronavirus Outbreak Grows at Boston Hospital | World News

BOSTON — An outbreak of coronavirus infections at a major Boston hospital has grown to 19 confirmed cases.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital originally said it had identified 10 cases among staff and patients connected to two inpatient units.

A new hospital statement says 98 employees have been tested to date, and 11 of them tested positive. In addition, it says 50 patients have been tested, with eight positive.

An additional 445 people are in the process of being tested, and the hospital expects the number of positive cases to grow.

No other areas of the hospital have been affected.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK

— New York City to offer expanded outdoor dining year-round

— Virginia Gov. Northam and wife test positive for virus

— French Open limits fans to 1,000 per day as cases spike in Paris

— Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions

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