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Thursday, June 30, 2022

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario has dropped to 684

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario have decreased to 684.

Key takeaways:

  • The number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals has dropped below 700 for the first time in two months, with ICU admissions falling below 250 for the first time in two months.
  • The number of COVID-19-related ICU admissions decreased from 253 to 247. ICU admissions fell below 250 for the first time on January 3rd.
  • Ontario has recorded 1,113,210 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, including deaths and recoveries, over the last 22 months.

According to health officials in Ontario, there are now fewer than 700 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, with ICU admissions falling below 250 for the first time in two months.

According to data released on Sunday, there are currently 684 patients in hospitals across the province who have tested Covid-19 positive, down from 795 patients reported on Saturday.

Meanwhile, COVID-19-related ICU admissions fell from 253 to 247. On January 3, ICU admissions were below 250 for the first time.

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The government has not released any information on vaccination status or unintentional hospitalizations. It’s worth noting that not all hospitals publish patient data on weekends.

On Sunday, there were a further 21 net new deaths. However, 17 of those deaths occurred within the last month, and 4 occurred over a month ago but were only reported now due to data cleaning.

Since the pandemic started, the province has already seen 12,570 COVID-19 vaccine.

In addition, 1,787 new coronavirus cases were reported in the next 24 hours, though health officials alert that this number is likely an underestimate due to Ontario’s restricted access to testing.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario have decreased to 684.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario have decreased to 684. Image from CTV News

As per the Health Ministry, the province’s positivity rate is 10.2 percent, based on 12,119 tests performed yesterday.

Over the last 22 months, Ontario has recorded 1,113,210 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, including deaths and recoveries.

WHERE ARE THE NEW COVID-19 CASES?

The province reported the majority of the cases on Sunday in Toronto (270), Peel Region (143), and Ottawa (104).

Windsor-Essex (84), Niagara Region (84), and Durham Region (84), among others, have reported relatively high case counts (82).

VACCINATION UPDATES

92.7 percent of Ontarians over the age of 12 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 90.6 percent have received two doses and are considered fully vaccinated, according to Health Minister Christine Elliott.

At least 31,791,237 vaccines have been distributed across Ontario, with 17,554 doses given out on Saturday.

Source: CTV news

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