Ontario Independent

Monday, August 15, 2022

According to Ontario’s reports COVID-19 has infected 3,814 people

Ontario There are 3,814 people in the hospital with COVID-19.

Key takeaways:

  • COVID-19 hospitalizations reached a new high in Ontario on Friday, with 42 more deaths linked to the disease.
  • According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 384 patients in intensive care are either unvaccinated or have an unidentified vaccination status.

On Friday, Ontario reported a new high for COVID-19 hospitalizations, as well as 42 more deaths linked to the disease.

There are now 3,814 people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Ontario hospitals, up from over 180 days before. A little more than half of those patients, or 53%, were admitted as an outcome of their COVID-19 diagnosis.

In addition, there are 527 COVID-19 patients in critical care, up from 500 the day before. As per provincial data, approximately 80% of those patients were admitted as a result of COVID-19, as per provincial data.

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After being admitted for other reasons, the remaining 20% tested positive for the disease.

384 patients in intensive care, as per Health Minister Christine Elliott, are whether not vaccinated or have an unidentified vaccination status.

Meantime, the province is reporting 10,964 fresh lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, though experts warn that this number is likely underestimated due to a lack of COVID-19 testing.

In the last 24 hours, 42 more deaths have been confirmed, bringing the total number of deaths in Ontario to 10,522 since the outbreak began. Long-term care residents accounted for 11 of the deaths on Friday.

The Ministry of Health reports that the province’s COVID-19 positivity rate is now around 21.8 percent, based on just over 58,600 tests processed in the last 24 hours.

In total, 926,904 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, including deaths and recoveries, have been reported in Ontario.

In Ontario There are 3,814 people in the hospital with COVID-19.
In Ontario There are 3,814 people in the hospital with COVID-19. Image from The Star


The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas are home to the majority of Friday’s infections.

There are 1,961 COVID-19 instances in Toronto, 1,561 in Peel Region, 1,054 in Durham, as well as 918 in York Region, as per the province’s epidemiology report.

In Halton, there were 633 cases, and in Hamilton, there were 604 cases.

Waterloo (613) and Ottawa (401) are two other cities with more than 400 infections (453).

On Friday, nine public health units reported over 100 COVID-19 cases.

There were 276 infections in long-term care residents and 126 infections in healthcare workers among the nearly 11,000 infections found.

As per provincial data, approximately 1,800 of Friday’s infections were found in people who were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. 

There were 8,518 infections among people who had received at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and 623 cases in which the vaccination status was unknown.

Source: CTV News

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