- The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Ontario has risen to 43, bringing the total number of hospitalizations due to the Omicron variant to a new high.
- There are 558 patients in intensive care, up from 385 a week ago, and 319 of the ICU patients need a ventilator to breathe.
Ontario has reported 43 new COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total number of hospitalizations due to the Omicron variant to a new high.
As per the Ministry of Health, 3,957 patients with the virus in hospitals throughout the province, breaking the previous high of 3,814 set yesterday and up from 2,594 hospitalizations a week before.
According to Health Minister Christine Elliott, 53% of those admitted to hospitals were diagnosed with the coronavirus, while 47% were conceded for other reasons but tested positive for the virus.
There are 558 patients in intensive care, up from 385 a week earlier, and 319 of the ICU patients are breathing with the help of a ventilator.
COVID-19 was the reason for 78 percent of ICU admissions, according to Elliott, while 22 percent were admitted for different reasons but tested positive for the virus.
The province claims that 42 of the new deaths reported today occurred within the last month, including one death happening more than a month ago. The number of people who have died due to the virus now stands at 10,565.
COVID-19 outbreaks are now active in 417 long-term care homes throughout the province, up from 342 a week earlier.
According to the ministry, provincial labs processed over 56,300 tests in the last 24 hours, with a 24.8 percent positivity rate.
The positivity rate has slowly declined over the last week, having peaked at 30.6 % seven days ago.
Officials stated that the number of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario today is underestimated due to limited testing capacity.
Individuals in the most recent cases are fully vaccinated 8,223 times, unvaccinated 1,539 times, partially vaccinated 417 times, and unvaccinated 553 times.
Meanwhile, another 22,870 people could recover from the virus the day before yesterday.
To date, at least 88 % of Ontarians aged five and up have got one dose, 82% have got 2 doses, and 38% have done receive 3 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
There have also been 937,636 lab-confirmed coronavirus instances and 827,756 recoveries since the pandemic began 2 years ago.
Source: CTV News
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